I originally got this pair of shoes for my upcoming trip to Europe. I thought they would be excellent shoes for packing (very lightweight), great shoes for walking (love the sketcher's support/arch system), and easy foot gear to navigate the security checks in all airports. I made the mistake of wearing them around the house to ensure that they would withstand my plans for them... and fell in love. Now I've been wearing them to garden in, work on concrete all day long in, and walk in. (I slip into my go-runs for running, simply because of the security of the laces.) I'll probably have to purchase a second, less worn pair to travel with! This is the first pair of shoes that I truly can wear without socks, and I have had no need for my orthopedic inserts. My shoes and I are very excited to be heading to the famous baths of Budapest.
*Everytime I wear them, people compliment them and ask where I got them.... Dad says I must own stock in the company, because I don't hesitate to list the many things I love about these shoes.
**When buying Sketcher's, I always select a half size larger than I would with any other brand, and it's always worked perfectly.