This is my second pair of MW978's and I like them more than ever. The shoe is comfortable and gives my foot plenty of support, which I need because I have some foot issues. It is also a good looking shoe. The upper leather part wears like iron. Can't say the same for the sole, which wears out way too soon. But, in all fairness, this is a hiking shoe and most of my walking is on pavement. I walk a minimum of 12 miles per week in these shoes.