I was looking for a pair of mule sneakers that I could quickly slip on when I'm walking my dog because it's too annoying to lace up a normal pair of sneakers when I'm trying to carry her, her leash, and her poop bags. These are stylish and functional. I can even wear them out. My fiance thinks they are kind of cheesy, but I love the classic Keds look. My only complaint is that they run a little small. I am usually 8.5 and had ordered the 8.5, which was too small. My foot was hanging over the back of the sneaker. I returned that pair and got a 9. These are much better, and the more I wear them, the more the sneakers mold to my feet. The orthotic-like insole is very comfortable too. I highly recommend!