These slippers were purchased for my husband, who is not able to walk because of multiple sclerosis. They keep his feet toasty. The Velcro straps make them easy to get on and off, yet they stay securely on his feet once fastened. The soft leather soles provide protection without being stiff. He wears a 10.5, so we got an 11, and they fit fine. I wish the Velcro straps were heftier, because I'm concerned they will wear out before the slippers, but I wouldn't let that stop you from buying these, because they are very well-made.