I have had a lot of rockport shoes over the years, and always found them very comfortable. However for some reason these shoes were uncomfortable. Not immediately but over time wearing them I got a fairly bad case of plantar faciitis, which began clearing up gradually once I realised it was probably these shoes causing it and stopped wearing them. Not sure why these shoes irritated my heel so much as they felt comfortable enough at first wear. It would not put me off rockports altogether but whatever it was about these shoes they did not suit my feet - even though they apparently fitted very nicely.