I have very band feet, flat feet, pulled tendons, bunions and weak ankles. i am also so klutzy i dented van with my elbow. i am afraid of heels for that last reason alone. i purchased these because i love the frye company, and their cowboy boots are my fav. these are easy to wear, don't hurt my feet, and required little break-in time. they also fit my werido librarian lifestyle. and make me taller than kids. which is helpful.