I wore these (previous version) almost every day in a hospital setting, lots of walking, stairs, etc, for two years, and they are the most comfortable shoes I've ever found, and I have tried more than I care to remember. I have several other models of Merrills as well, and they're all great, but these are my favorites for long days on my feet. They've lasted very well - the soles have worn slowly and uniformly. Stitches have all held.
They go well with jeans, pants, sweats, or shorts. I'm ordering another pair, and pray that Merrill will continue making them for a long time! (Maybe I should order two or three pair...)