I was determined to visit the shop to try these on before buying, as opposed to buying online. This shoe is a good all-round basic, good for damp weather and any form of urban terrain - not for major hikes. The design is narrow, and I was advised to take a size larger than usual (eg. 8 instead of 7). The result is a comfortable but narrow fit. I would have preferred a waterproofed design, but as this item was on clearance and reduced to £20, this made a major difference in my choice.