On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give them a 9. For the first time in literally months, my feet don't hurt. I can walk normally -- not the PF hobble -- and not experience pain -- which is a minor miracle. They have a low, hard carved out heel bed like Birks, with moderate arch support and little metatarsal ridges towards the toes. I'd recommend them, even as an interim measure or house slippers.