Sometimes my feet end up hurting, pretty badly, after a few hours on my feet. It's usually in my heals, as I had a prior bout of plantar fasciitis. I bought these to use as slip ons, when running my girls to and from school, as I usually just throw on flip flops, even if there is snow on the ground. Well, that always leaves my feet getting either cold or wet. I recently purchased these online to use in the fall when school started. We just took a trip to Vegas and when I was packing, I saw these in my closet and thought it would be a great way to test them out. I bought the black pair and wore them without socks, to the airport, paired with a black tank top and white shorts. They looked super cute. They were VERY comfortable and didn't leave my feet stinky, at the end of the day (because of no socks). Another day in Vegas, we ended up spending the day walking around the strip. These kept my feet pretty cool (considering it was 115 degrees), as they have little mesh breathing strips, on the top of the shoe, that allows the foot to breathe and the foot not to get sweaty. The inside of the shoe is fitted with light memory foam and this kept my feet nice and comfy as we walked around. It's not a thick feeling, in the shoe, like I was worried about. Just the right amount of padding. At the end of two days, the shoes did look a little worn, but for $12 what can you expect? They are great quality, but if I wore them every day, I don't believe they would last long. The soles did not have much wear, after even two days, so the soles are very durable. This is a great shoe!