I've worked for restaurants for some time now and have gone in and out of many shoes for work especially specific 'restaurant environment friendly' types. I've tried shoes for crews and unless they come to my workplace, I don't ever recommend buying them from a catalog. I discovered Dr. Scholls work shoes out of desperation when my work shoes gave out on me one day and I've never gone back. The first day I put them on they already felt like my favorite pair of old sneakers. I was hesitant because I wasn't too fond of the style but they've definitely grown on me and the simple style is a lot more modest for work. I've definitely worn them down but they've withstood a lot of abuse. The price was reasonable and definitely worth it, and they were very easy to find.