I've had these shoes for a couple months now, and there are some points to be made. They are heavy for anything faster than a comfortable walk, but very stable and supportive. They are very comfortable, fit my size perfectly, and very stylish. Don't expect these shoes to have any ventilation whatsoever; they are perfect for warm winter shoes. One thing I was very disappointed with are the laces. Both laces broke open and fell apart within the first couple weeks. I expect more from a company like Patagonia, but I still rate these a strong four stars since the laces are easily replaced and the rest of the construction has proved to be lasting.