I am in nursing school and was advised to spend the extra money on stethascope and shoes. Boy has that this advice paid off!! I normally wear Keen and Merrell, so I was pleasantly surprised to find out that these are the most comfortable shoes that I own!!! They do take some time to get used to but worth it in the end. They are suppose to slip on the heel, trust me, it's like wearing a houseshoe all day long!!!