I got these shoes at the sale price. I was looking for waterproof walking shoes suitable for long distances on road and low level walking - think Camino, Appalacian Trail, IML etc. I've a broad foot, soft skin on my feet and always wear a liner and thicker sock and sometimes prep the balls of my feet with Compeed gel if I know I'm going to be covering extra long distances. I'm super fussy about my feet and footwear. I can honestly say these shoes haven't given me any blisters and don't rub at all. I wore them for 12 miles on their first outing with no difficulties. They lace practically the whole length of the shoe which is what I reckon makes the difference. I'd recommend them wholeheartedly especially if you can buy them at the reduced price.