As I’m in my 60’s I just don’t wear uncomfortable shoes any more. These boots are beautiful, and beautifully made. The leather is soft for a cowboy boot, but not so soft you worry about them losing their shape. My foot is medium at the toe and narrow at the heel and most cowboy boots are not comfortable at all. Day one I put these on with a hiking sock for padding, and a thin 3/4 insole for my pronation. Then I walked a couple of miles on New York City sidewalks, assisted a photo shoot where I walked up and down two flights of stairs several times, walked to lunch and back. And home again. I was on my feet about six hours. My feet were a little tired because I mostly wear sneakers now, but that’s all. And the boots are super cute. Make sure to wear your jeans short enough so the buckles show! I plan to wear mine to the opera in the fall. They are that great looking.