I bought these for my husband as a winter alternative to his regular athletic shoes. He's satisfied with them. The price was great. I bought them with Overstock reward points which was awesome! Shopping was super convenient. We received them within a few days, even during the busy Christmas rush. As for the shoe, my husband likes the firm fit/support, as compared to his recent mesh athletic shoe. He reports they fit true to size, leaning on the roomier side. He wears a wide. They fit great and were comfortable immediately out of the box. His only concern which hasn't proven true yet, is that he feels they will be difficult to clean (the upper part where the laces are). This really shouldn't keep you from buying them, especially for the price and if you use a coupon. Nice shoe for the money.
My husband is on his feet continually, he's an older, middle age man with back problems also. These shoes offer him the support and comfort he needs. He never complains of feet, leg or back problems when wearing these shoes. They are very reasonably priced compared to the department stores.