What a great all purpose sneaker! Love the combo of leather and synthetic - they'll be so much easier to clean. They take a little bit of breaking in due to the leather, but the comfort out of the box is great. It's more a conforming to your foot vs. breaking in the shoe. Cushioning is great - no need for inserts! My goal was a shoe great for travel, but also for walking, working out, and general wear. I think these will fit the bill perfectly! My only tiny complaint is that they are a little bit boxy in appearance when looking straight down, but from a mirror view they look very stylish. Very happy with my purchase, and I think these will last a long time!