I wear these sandals back and forth to work, saving my heels for the office. Of course you can wear them only in spring, summer and some of fall if you don't live in an all year round warm climatebecause of the toe piece, making wearing socks with them impossible. These sandals provide lots of support--the soles are constructed really well, with cushioned rubber--and feel healthy on my feet. I have swollen tops of feet all the time and these sandals still look good on me. They are of excellent quality. The color is also lovely. I have gotten compliments on them even from strangers in the street! I highly recommend them.