OK...I admit it...I loved these shoes when I was cheering 42 years ago...and I still love them! VERY comfortable, they're my go to for grocery shopping all over town days, I can even work out in them. They are very well made, have the perfect sole, the perfect insole, perfectly padded so they don't put a blister around my little side bones below my ankles...(I have no idea what those bones are called). They didn't need to be "broken in" either. I have a foot like a duck...wide with a narrow heel, but these came in only med width and were fine, and the heel, being padded around the edge doesn't slip up and down at all. I don't care what people think when they see me in my blue jeans sportin' my saddle ox at my age!!! If Ellen can do it...so can I! I love to swing dance so I'll be wearing these with my WWII dress with the tap pants underneath and cuttin' a rug all night long. Whoohoo! Go ahead...buy 'em!