There isn't much attention for Dutch shoemaking but I can assure you our national pride is represented well by these rock solid Van Lier shoes. They are Goodyear welted and both the leather and the rubber soles appear to be highly indestructible. Size 8 Due to there simple nature I believe they could be worn for any and every occasion not limited to anything physical as I believe these will last many miles and many years. It's one of those shoes that survives you! I'm located in Amsterdam, feel free to stop by and try them on, or if you prefer, payment can occur through paypal and I will ship anywhere as long as the shipping cost is covered. Thanks for looking and feel free to like and share it!