The hemps are my daily wear shoes. I put them on in the morning and take them off at night. I wear EVOs to work out in, but these for everything else. I have a job where I can get away with wearing them (tenured university professor) to work and they get a lot of stares. I really love it when someone asks if they are comfortable. I usually answer, "No, my feet are in constant pain." I guess I don't suffer fools lightly. Anyway, these are just so comfortable and they allow me to go barefoot without the hazards of being actually barefoot in an industrialized country. I am continually amazed by people that torture their feet in shoes or insist on wearing heavy, thick soled sneakers. My feet and legs are extremely toned and my balance is excellent--and I am 65 years old!