My husband has Parkinsons. I bought these shoes hoping they could help him with balance and gait. And I want to tell you that, in fact, they DO! He wears them at home and to his Physical Therapy and Delay the Disease classes. He is able to complete both programs with better balance and walking skills. They seem to support him better then any ither brand we have tried. Another plus is the ease of both putting them on and taking them off. He doesn't have to tie and retie the laces, they stay in place, and work with him not against him! I know you market your shoes for the active, outdoor hiker, but thought you should know they also are a huge plus for people like my husband, who are struggling everyday to once again be active and enjoy quality of life.
Riley's Walking Buddy