For $22.50 on sale, these meet my budget and my needs for work. The laces are cheap and I expect to be replacing them within a month or so, since I don't think they will last long. I was worried that they might be uncomfortable, so I brought my old pair with me to work, just in case. After the second day, the old pair stayed home. I got two years worth of work (5-6 days a week) out of the old pair; I hope to get the same from these.