If my feet could talk they would've said, "Ahh! Thanks!" the first time I slipped on these Skechers. Because the heel and top of the foot opeing are just rigid enough and don't fold under stepping into these shoes is no hassle and yank-free. Especially convenient when passing through airport security. I wear these shoes daily; they're very comfortable and springy. The substantial outsole grips well on sidewalks or woodsy tracks. The style falls into the casual realm though the suede definitely projects suave laid back coolness.