For someone with problem feet, this shoe is almost perfect. Comfortable sole, stretchable upper, and a neat appearance. The only problem I have is with the upper's edge. In addition to bad feet and arthritis, I have edema. To make the upper, two pieces of Lycra were seen together to make a double thickness. The seam is the upper edge, and it has almost no stretch. So if my feet swell, the shoes start cutting into the top of my feet. This may be a dealbreaker--but the rest of the shoe is so wonderful I may keep them anyway.