I needed waterproof shoes. I love Keen so got these yesterday and have been wearing them all day. They are for walking, going to the new African American museum in DC tomorrow. Will be walking a lot so shoes must fit the bill and be ready in case it rains. Got my regular size, the gray color is light enough to compliment any color I wear. They are nice looking with shorts, skort, skirt, or knee length dress. After this trip I will wear to the beach; these are multiple purpose shoes for me. Keen don't stop making the thicker sole shoes please. These thinner sole shoes are very nice too. They still have the Keen quality, comfort, and look. Glad I got them.