I've had three pairs of this shoe as my everyday work shoe over the last five years. They last a long time, feel great, and the top has saved me many times from boiling water or scalding grease. I love it as a kitchen clog. Having worked in professional kitchens for the last 15 years, I can honestly say this is the first shoe I've ever worn that doesn't leave my feet aching after standing on them for 13 hours a night. Also, there is no nasty foot odor that you usually associate with rubber clogs, at least not for me. The only problem I have with the shoe is that in the pair I bought in March 2009 there are now two little air holes on the big toe side of the shoe, ostensibly to provide coolness, I assume. This prevents me from standing in the four inches of water in the dish pit without getting my socks wet, as one could with the older design. Oh, another great thing about these is that the insole easily pops out, then you can run them trough the dishwasher when you, say, spill gumbo all over them.