A reasonably comfortable casual shoe, but the least…
Break-in Period: right away
Price Paid: too much
A reasonably comfortable casual shoe, but the least waterproof shoe I have ever owned (besides sandals. A short walk around the block in a medium rain, avoiding puddles left my feet literally soaked. It seems that there is a tiny hole at the front of the both shoes where the seams are, and the action of walking actually sucks water in. Not a good design, unless you live in Utah.
I have 6 pairs of Merrells from hiking boots and they are all very comfortable, but I think my Ventilators have better water protection.