Now have three pairs of these shoes in different colours. they really are very comfortable. i buy half a size bigger than normal as my feet do swell in hot weather . no problem as i just loosen the ties. One of the very limited manufacturers of shoes who do not give me blisters on heels. I hate to say it but they are both american manufacturers. normally i would wear a slip on even in winter , so it is great to wear a full boat shoe and they really are non slip, essential not only for a boat shoe but for normal casual wear. the number of times before i have skidded on floors especially coming indoors when it has been raining.now an OAP so my reflexes are not as quick. this works for me. well worth the money.