I use these slippers around the house. They are comfortable and protect my feet well. They get a little too warm in the summer, but to resolve that issue, I just kick them off whenever I'm sitting. The closed-toe design protects me when my big dog accidentally steps on my feet. I find I cannot walk fast and safely in them, so I try not to wear them outside in the yard. But they're great for inside the house. My last pair of these slippers lasted more than two years with extremely heavy usage. If you wear them an hour a day or less in non-summer months, they should last a long time indeed. Enjoy them!