"I wear regular Keen hiking shoes all the time. I have to dbl or triple knot the shoestrings because of there length. Removing my shoes upon entering the house, etc. has got to be a pain. Thus, I ordered a pair of flowfoot hiking shoes that have Velcro closures. They are all leather, look good, and are much easier and faster to put on and take off when leaving and entering the house. A good buy."