Caterpillar really surprised me with this great new shoe line. I needed a sturdy leather shoe for work that was also stylish and these shoes fit the bill. These shoes look and feel great right out of the box even though they fit about a half size too big. No long break in time needed and heel liners made proper fitting an easy fix. Perhaps thicker socks for some might also do the trick as well. The best thing about these shoes are there versatility. Whether you wear them for work or for casual outings you cannot go wrong. In fact I bought a brown and black pair to meet my work attire needs. I would definitely recommend these shoes to a friend.