These are confortable for trail or sidewalk use. They have a very neutral strike feel with plenty of arch support and rather light-weight. They are not exactly the type of shoes I would wear for 8 hrs of standing/walking-all-day work. They slip on and off with ease, yet really hug the foot. Although they are "waterproof", I don't know if I would wear these for anything deeper than puddles, or even out in soaking rain. I like the fact that they are not shiny and so far have been rather durable, given how much walking I do in the average week.