I wore the first pair of these out by walking every day at lunch time in downtown Seattle. Up and down hills, rain and shine as well as 9 miles in one day at Epcot. No blisters and my feet stay dry in the rain. They look nice enough for business casual, in my opinion, but I can also hike around with Cub Scouts while wearing them. I also like that they are made in Oregon. Anyway, I just bought another pair.