Best fitting shoe right out of the box. Little to no break-in time. Hubby had Plantar issues as well as achilles surgary within past 4 months and these shoes are a life saver. Very comfortable. I also like the fact that they are completely reconditionable from J & M. I can have the whole sole (Trampoline system, just about their best!) redone and the leather reconditioned for[$] - the cost of some other "just above average" shoes. The quality is excellent. The fit is excellent. Please note --- the shoes may vary from the picture (stamps on bottom and inside). But these are due to manufacturing changes, I varified this with J & M. Great shoes... will not regreat it!