First off, let me say I'm now an 11 EE, due to foot swelling from recent knee replacement surgery. I also have heel spurs and a high instep and wide feet. These shoes are fantastic, comfortable from the first minute I put them on! The heel area is soft, so it won't hurt my spurs. Nicely cushioned for walking. So very glad I tried this brand —I love them! Will check out Propét before any other brand from now on.