I was in training for a marathon power walk, when I realised a bit late in the day, my existing trainers weren't going to last. I bought these and walked the 26 miles in these shoes after only having them a week (not usually to be recommended!) They were extremely comfortable, I had no blisters, and importantly for me they were very supportive around my heel area, which often gives me pain when walking long distances in trainers. All the support, protection and waterproof benefits of a decent walking/hiking boot, but without the weight or bulk. Definitely a great buy, and on-line, £20 cheaper than the high street price. After ordering, they arrived in 3 days too. Fantastic!