I have been wearing the vented version of the Specialist for about 7 years now. I suffer from lymphedema and the shoes are very roomy for my swollen feet as well as for when my feet are wrapped in foam and bandages. These shoes are also very comfortable and supportive. When I do not have my feet/legs wrapped, I never walk around barefoot or slippers because my feet will instantly swell, so I wear these shoes all the time, indoors and outdoors, around the house, shopping, whatever, with or without socks (I wear MediPeds diabetic socks found at Walmart near the pharmacy). These shoes do make your feet sweat, however... even the vented ones. I only gave 4 stars because the tread does wear down quickly. I wouldn't recommend wearing these in wet or snowy conditions.
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