These shoes are shot. Older than either of my kids, my cookin' clogs have cracked down the soles of both feet and it's clearly time to stop wearing them, but I keep going for one more round, unable to move on. Dansko clogs are favored by chefs and nurses and others who spend an inordinate amount of time on their feet. The splurge is worth it for the spring in your step. But I'll need to fall in love with some other shoe soon, as Dansko has long since discontinued my favorite cabernet-red T-strap style.