"These look softer in the picture than they actually are, when I received them I was surprised at how rigid they seemed. After doing a try on, the next day I put them on and intended to wear them for a couple of hours and ended up out all day. Very surprisingly, they required no break in and my feet were not tired, they did not rub anywhere and I was concerned at the front and back on the top of my foot. These do run slightly narrow across the widest part of my foot but that will likely just require a bit of breaking in, perfect in the heel and where the arch falls and I sometimes need go to a larger size for that to be correct. Well made plus nice shoe covers for storing and an extra pair of laces."