I truly thought that these shoes would help get our dad up and out of the house, and moving better. The look he gave when he saw the shoes was fantastic. However, he has some issues with his feet, and these did not help to ease that pain. Although they were way too big for me, I tried them on and thought they were comfortable. Will get a pair for myself later. Unfortunately, we had to return dad's to get him the ugly old guy ones again!