I needed a shoe with good arch support and comfort as I am experiencing some back pain. This shoe has provided me with exactly what I wanted in comfort and style. I started wearing them as soon as they arrived (they were very comfortable and I did not even have to break them in). I have not had any discomfort and I was on vacation and did a "lot" of walking. Actually it is like walking on air. I really love them and will purchase again. I also liked the fact that when I was in areas where wet (a lot of rain where vacationing) these shoes were very secure - no slipping. I felt very secure. I highly recommend. I am very satisfied with my purchase. Also received the shoes very quickly.