The soft leather is so comfortable, and the soles have enough cushioning to feel good when I walk.
I love these sneakers because they are not chunky but still have a very good tread for the kind of walking I do--I am a very careless walker, or maybe "unconcerned" would be a better term--where a careless walker might accidentally walk on things, I step on anything in my way even if I see it. Mud, a puddle, dropped food, even worms and bugs... I just stride right on them and keep going. One aspect of these sneakers I really like is the easily identifiable shoeprint. The shape of the sole and the tread pattern are unique and easy to see in a lot of substances. So whether I walk in car oil in a parking lot, mud by the sidewalk, or dropped tomatoes in the produce aisle, I know that my Princess will leave their mark, and anyone else who has this shoe will know what made it. The soles tend to pick up the messes at times. I am including a photo of my Princess sneakers showing the sole. You can see mud on the side of the shoe and mud and food stuck in the treads. I can see what looks like cheese and remnants of tomato, as well as dark oil on the side of the sole.