I have nerve damage in both my feet and lower legs, along with chronic gout and lower back problems, I have a lot of trouble walking and use a cane or walker all the time. I really needed a pair of shoes that could at least be comfortable enough for when I do get out of the house. I have bought many different kinds, all of them fail. So after reading other reviews on this pair, I thought I'd give them a try, all I can say is wow! These are by far the best shoes I have ever owned. I feel so comfortable in these shoes even my last episode with gout and my whole foot swells up I was able to put these shoes on and it didn't even feel like I had shoes on. I love these shoes, they have been the best apparatus I've bought to help my condition. I highly recommend these shoes for anyone suffering from any pain from the back to the feet. They tell you to order a 1/2 size bigger, but I wear a regular 9 - 1/2, and I ordered a 9-1/2 extra wide , and they fit me perfect. They are so comfortable that you don't even realize you have shoes on. And the price is so economic that I plan on ordering another pair in black, for if I need to dress up for weddings, funerals...etc because my feet are so bad that I can't put on dress shoes at all. I bought the brown ones this time and I absolutely love the color, and again the fit is perfect. I can't say one bad thing about my whole experience with this purchase. I am very happy and I appreciate the quality of these shoes!