There are shoes that you try on and that feel weird, and then twenty years later you wonder why you didn’t buy them earlier. These are those shoes. I’d had them suggested to me multiple times, but it wasn’t until a couple years ago that I took the plunge – and I’ve never looked back. They’re sturdy as hell, MUCH more comfortable than you’d expect in *all* kinds of weather (especially in hot weather when you have to wear something solid and don’t want to drown in sweaty socks – although they’re just as good kicking through snow drifts), and look respectable in a variety of settings. I wear these 365, just like they do in Australia, and believe me, they work. Go get you some.