Turns out they are the least comfortable shoes I have ever owned. Hard rubber soles/sides and rough canvas = blisters & foot pain. It feels like wearing a hard cast on my feet. I've had them for months and I try to wear them frequently, hoping they will get broken in and more comfortable but still just as painful as the day I bought them. They are less painful with socks but these really aren't the kind of shoes to wear with socks unless you're trying to look like an idiot. One positive - they do look cool.