My Mother, over 100 years old, has been wearing the Grasshopper Jensen Stretch Smooth Shoes for years! Not sure when they were first made but I'm sure she's been wearing them for 20+ years! She lives in an Assisted Living facility and using a walker walks about a mile each day, inside in cold weather but outside in warm weather! She has 3 pair of Jensen shoes, 2 pair white & 1 beige. She really wanted a black pair for winter but you didn't have it in an 8 wide. She was quite disappointed but settled for another white pair....she did NOT want any other brand or style! She likes the non-slid sole and the elastic on the top side! And easy to keep clean! She says "I'm sure I won't wear this new pair out"....but our family won't be surprised if she does! What a blessing she is to our family and so many friends! Thank you for helping our Mother!!