I do a lot of general walking on ordinary roads and needed a pair of comfortable, well made shoes and these seemed to fit the bill. I was not disappointed. I chose Karrimor as had previously bought walking shoes from them and was happy with the quality and fit. Unlike some other reviewers I found the sizing perfect,I usually take a 4 1/2 ,and have an average width fitting, so go for a 5 and had no problems wearing a sport sock in them. People with a wide fit may find them a bit tight. I can't say how they are for off road walking but are great for general walking and have worn them all day with no problems. Would definitely buy this style again as look great with my jeans!