Reviewed by debbiker54 from Concord, ca on Friday, February 1, 2013
I have some foot trouble as plantar fasciitis and ball of foot pain. I now have to wear study shoes with an over the counter footbed. I bought these shoes cause I walk the dogs on trails and wanted a sturdy shoe but not a hiking boot. I bought these for walking and light hiking.
This shoe is really well made, well stitched, well constructed, sturdy materials and the sole does not flex much and the heel is very supportive. It is also waterproof. The material comes up a little higher on the ankle, but not as far as a boot which offers more support. These were a great value as I got them during the winter sale, plus additional cost off from buying on the internet.
The color and style is not really fashionable or stylish, if that is a concern to you, I would pass on this shoe. They also run a little large, but I was afraid to order a size down for fear of being too tight, so I used the "Sole" footbed and thicker socks.
If you aren't concerned with appearance and want a sturdy, supportive, functional shoe, I would order them.