Don’t turn your nose up at these sneakers because they remind you of orthopedic or diabetic shoes - and what’s wrong with that, anyway? Remember that items can be perceived as unattractive and dowdy right up until they become the next big trend. Keep an open mind! It's all about how you STYLE an item that makes the difference. My ‘80s gene drew me to these because they remind me of a pair of white Reebok-esque sneakers I wore to Varsity in 1988/89. I LOVED those sneakers and bought another pair when they wore out. The SAS Free Time are extremely comfortable, well made, supportive, all-leather, and fit beautifully because they come in six widths and a range of sizes. It’s like walking on air. They run long so size down half a size if you don’t have long toes. I bought them in a narrow size, which works well.