I've been dreading buying the steel toe shoes required for the cooking program I'm enrolled in. I was a paramedic for over a decade and always found the mandatory steel toe boots uncomfortable. Gee, I wish the "Mellow Walk" shoes that I purchased today existed back then. There were many, many other brands to choose from, but the "Made in Canada" really caught my eye. Of the six pairs that I tried on, the "Mellow Walk's" won the comfort test hands down. Great product.