I've been buying these shoes for years. I usually go through a couple pair in about a year to 16 months. I usually keep my older pair for mowing grass, working around the yard and garage etc and keep the newer pair for going out shopping, ballgames, restaurants, just about all the other times when I don't need dress shoes. I am a big guy and wear big 4E shoes and these are very comfortable. I usually keep a "new" pair in the box ready for when I decide my "old" shoes are ready for the trash and convert the "good" ones to the "old" ones and get out the "new" pair to be the "good" ones. Yeah, it's a system that probably only I understand but I do understand it. Obviously I will buy these shoes again and I rate them a 5 star. Hope this helps.