I was looking for a shoe that was lightweight, durable, and waterproof. These absolutely exceeded my expectations. I never want to own another pair of shoes with laces again. The BOA system is that good. You never have to worry about broken laces, laces becoming untied, loose laces, or the hassle of tying laces each time you try on a new pair of pants when shopping. These shoes look good with dress casual attire and shorts. I couldn't be happier and I'll buy another pair whenever these wear out.