Purchased because I had started having a lot of lower back pain from standing all day and people suggested purchasing shoes that are designed for that purpose. These fit the bill. I liked they have "wide" option. Fit great. Back pain much improved with that and essential oils :) I did find I needed thicker sock (not fluffy giant socks) because the top of my toes somehow rubbed on top even though I have plenty of room in the shoe. My hubby happened to get me some really soft socks and now I have happy feet at work, and happy back when I get home. I would recommend them. Oh and they are really cute in scrubs, I got black patent.