I have worn nurse mates almost exclusively in my 35 year nursing career. I decided to try these because the reviews were so good. They really are very very comfortable. I am on my feet 8 hours and you can't even tell you have shoes on. I did have to get a shoehorn as they are difficult to get on, but once they are on they are so nice and light and comfy and easy to walk in!! I never wear my shoes outside so they really last a long time so I will pay more as I know that they will be around awhile. I usually wear 8.5 or 9 shoe so I ordered the 8.5 and they feel wonderful.