This shoe is so comfortable. Merrell shoes and boots have always been good for me, so I was pleased when my orthopedic surgeon recommended Merrell for the foot issues I have with bone spurs in my heels. I had never bought anything except for boots and walking shoes. These feel great and the diagonal strap is with a buckle rather than Velcro which can wear out is really attractive and becoming. I will probably order another pair in a different color.