The Walk Ultra IV DMX Max is a comfortable and dressy shoe. I purchased the brown shoe to wear with my brown casual pants. Right out of the box the shoe was ready to wear. In my opinion it didn't need any break in period to be comfortable. I have worn Reebok DMX Max shoes for many years and have been very happy with every pair that I have purchased. I recommend this Reebok shoe to everyone who wants a good walking shoe.