I'm a nursing student, and my school has very strict requirements about shoes. No laces, no athletic shoes, 100% white, no markings of any kind, and must have backs, so no clogs or slings allowed. That narrowed my field of possibilities. i tried on every nursing shoe I could find, and this one was the most comfortable of them all. I wipe them clean easily with disinfectant wipes, and they look brand new!