After almost 5 years of near-daily wear, the rubber toe cover of my venerable McKensies finally was cracking. These were by far the most comfortable and durable pair of shoes I've ever owned. I was worried about trying to replace them. So far I've had the Graysons about a month and they are proving to be every bit as comfortable and durable. Very pleased. They ran exactly the same size as my previous McKensies which is to say typical with what I wear in most shoes.