I used to love these shoes. Then, they developed a god-awful smell about 6 months into minimal wear. No matter what, I cannot get the smell out. The smell seeps into your socks and feet and is impossible to ignore. I've tried several methods, including hand washing and 2 cans of the best odor eliminating product, but NOTHING WORKS!! DC won't stand up for its' shoes either. There was even a tag when the shoes came advertising anti-odor technology, but this is clearly very deceiving and absolutely wrong! DO NOT PURCHASE.