Bought these with a 'Black Friday' offer. They were comfortable from the word go and I've worn them for part of each day since then. They were bought to replace a pair of similar, but far more expensive, well known make of shoe which had seen better days. I wear my Hotter shoes round the house and/or when going for a walk round the local country lanes.I bought navy leather so they could be polished. I like the lightweight sole which, on the navy shoes, is black and gives a safe feeling when walking. They are well padded inside so keep your feet warm. I can see me buying another pair, in a different colour, to wear when going for a walk.