I bought these shoes because they are Propet shoes-I purchased a pair earlier this year and absolutely loved them. These don't have the same comfortable'feel' as the others I bought, but the real issue for is the elastic that holds the top strap. One of shoes feels like the elastic is completely stretched out, but it doesn't stay strapped securely even when I adjust it. I had worn them for a less than a week when this became an issue; I contemplated returning them but frankly couldn't afford to wait the time it would take to return and reorder a new pair. I have bunions and very bad arch problems, so finding comfy shoes is a challenge. I had high hopes for these, but they didn't live up to my expectations.