To be honest, they weren't comfortable straight out of the box, which I had perhaps unfairly expected after reading all the glowing reviews on here. I have quite wide feet, and these Vans are fairly tight at the ends and initially squashed my toes together; there wasn't any room at all for my feet to breathe. I wondered about sending them back, but decided to give them a chance, and gladly, after a few days of wear the comfort level improved as the shoes adjusted to my feet. They still fit snugly, but are comfortable now and pleasant to wear all day at work: I'm on my feet a lot, so this is important. They look pretty cool too.