Ah, the comfortable shoe. For most women I know, this would be the shoe of choice. My kids, however when seeing me buy this shoe LAUGHED. Saying, "That is so not YOU, Mom." A week later, when I wore them with a long swirly skirt from London and a little t-shirt and a guy tried to pick me up outside the hobby store, my son looked at me and said, "I guess he didn't see the shoes." i think I have ruined him for all women with bad ankles.