I bought this shoe because I have osteoarthritis in my feet, and I have a thick, cushy orthotic from a podiatrist, and this had the available space for it, and there was still room for my feet. I also like that is has some ankle support. The leather is a good quality. I work where I have to do a lot of walking on concrete floors, and between this shoe's orthotics and my prescribed one, I am protecting my feet from the pounding on the concrete. I did order this a half-size larger than my regular size, and I am able to have both of the Drew insoles and mine in there comfortably, to have as much cushion as possible. I like the look with slacks or jeans....they would look a little clunky with capris, I imagine. All in all, I'm very happy with my purchase.