Changes made were not so good!
I've bought and worn these shoes for about 15 years. This last pair that I purchased had several things different. One, the sizing is running about 1/2 smaller than the previous shoes I had. My foot size is a 9 but I get a 10 so that I can wear socks with the shoes and the shoe will still be comfortable. The newer shoe was a good 1/2 inch shorter - said it was a 10 but it was way too short and uncomfortable to wear with socks on. Second, the soles on the previous shoes were very well made and very sturdy. On the newer shoe, the soles looks like it was just a piece of hard material that is glued on. I can already tell the sole will not last.
I really like this shoe - it's comfortable to wear around the house and I can easily walk outside with them on and not worry about getting them wet or soiled. However, I don't like the inferior changes that were made.