Bought these for work as a tech at an animal hospital. On my feet a lot and restraining animals, so needed something comfortable, durable, and waterproof (we get peed on a lot). Wore these for the first time last week and they were great. My feet did have that soreness from breaking in new shoes while also standing in surgery for 2.5 hours straight, but still comfortable. Even got blood on them that cleaned right off. The aluminum toes is great for those giant breeds that have no idea where their limbs are going and inevitably step on toes. Very happy with my purchase.