I no longer wear these for running (tempus fugit & overweight!!), however I have worn Silver Shadows for leisure & casual wear for over 10 years now (not the same pair!). Hard-wearing. Can be washed & even scrubbed. Wide fitting. When new I think they are extremely smart (they must be, as my wife accepts them as my footwear when we are out). Light weight. As they become scruffier over time they are then used as walking shoes (not suitable for rough walking)& then when on their last legs, as gardening wear! Excellent value. I am so surprised that I can still buy them, as they have been on the market place for over 10 years.