My favorite feature of this shoe is the lack of an elevated heel...I usually struggle standing in traditional dress shoes for long periods. But with these shoes, which feel kind of like sneakers, you can stand in them all day and still feel good. The shoes are incredibly light-weight. The sole is soft and grippy. The leather is super soft and needs virtually no breaking in. The one problem is they get a little sweaty, even with ultra-thin socks. But I like these shoes a lot, even though they are very pricey...I also worry that they'll wear out faster than they should but so far, so good.