Thanks. That's helpful. I saw them for a great price, but couldn't figure out what function they would serve that I could justify purchasing them. I'm in the market for a pair of casual shoes (was looking for slip-ons) that I could wear around town, but also can handle bad weather like rain and light snow. In the process I ran into these. Maybe I'll consider them now, even though they don't really serve the purpose I need them for.