I bought these a few years ago for my job where I needed slip resistance. Wasn't sure I'd like the steel toe (the sole and toe seem to come as a package) but I love them, don't find the weight to be too much and, in fact, appreciate that I'm getting a little more of a workout wearing them. Recently, I joined the Bunion Brigade.....never thought I'd have one, didn't even know what they were. I have mostly supportive, comfortable but fun shoes in my closet and, remarkably, this shoe has turned out to be the only one that really supports my foot where I have zero bunion discomfort. I've discovered width isn't the issue exactly, you need the arch support too to put your foot in the right place. This is seriously my "desert island" shoe choice.