I recently had foot surgery and my foot is quite swollen. I understand this can last up to a year. I have really had trouble finding shoes that can hold my foot, but not be so big that they are way off in the length. The velcro on these looked like they would work.
They do fit pretty well (I need to stretch the bottom of the ankle section as it is too tight). I was disappointed to see that the velcro starts right away - there is really no way to make them looser without exposing velcro. The strap on the back is also velcro, not a buckle (I am OK with that).
I really like these and may buy more. The only other shoe that I can currently get in is a Teva, which looks pretty bad with a dress, especially the dress I need for an upcoming black-tie event!