I bought a pair about 2 yrs. ago, and 2 more pair recently. For me they serve a very practical usage as I have been suffering with peripheral neuropathy for several years now. I even had back surgery 4 mos. ago to relieve pressure on these nerves, but to no avail yet, as these nerves have to heal. These shoes allow my feet plenty of comfortable space and I wear them daily with socks, because without they do get aromatic...I even wear them for walking up to 2-3 miles and down a gravel lane as well. Thanks.