I have been wearing Johnston & Murphy shoes for work, dress and casual for over 10 years to the exclusion of other brands. I have found them to be durable, well made (without defect), stylish and comfortable. I have never been disappointed in any Johnston & Murphy product. The Johnston & Murphy store near me closed so recently, when the time came to replace my work shoes I began shopping other brands. Nothing but disappointment and discomfort. No matter which X-brand shoe I tried they were uncomfortable and appeared to be poor quality material. I chose to go on-line and picked the Baird Cap Toe shoe. This was a new style for me. After wearing them around the house for two, two hour break-in sessions, I have been wearing them several times per week for 12 hour work shifts. The break in period for this shoe is a bit more than other shoes, but they are still comfortable. They slip resistant and look great. I highly recommend Johnston & Murphy shoes.