I am currently in nursing school, these shoes were the only all white pair I could find that were comfortable in the store and weren't ugly. So, I bought them. I am very good with my shoes and they generally last me at least 3 years. Here I am 1 year later and they are the most uncomfortable pair of shoes I have ever owned. At the end of a 12 hour shift, I am dying to get these shoes off. I would NOT recommend them for someone who will be on their feet all day. However, I never have a problem with them when I'm taking a quick jog.