I bought these shoes primarily for work. I was happy until I tried to walk on a smooth surface (like the floors in my office building - uncarpeted). These shoes are very slippery due to the fact that they have a padded fabric sole on the ball of the foot that slides all over the place when you are trying to walk. I'm not sure what the point of the padding is - shouldn't padding be on the inside of the shoe? Also, the part of the sole that's not padded but glued on, came unglued moments after I put them on. Poor quality. I do like that these shoes are a little wide at the toes, as I have wide feet and my toes often feel pinched in peep toes or pumps.