I bought these in brown several years ago, hoping to wear them at Ren-Fest. After 10 minutes on my asphalt driveway my feet were killing me. The soles are nothing but soft, sponge-like mystery rubber and wear out fast. All day at Ren-Fest walking on gravel? I think not. These are made just like Minnetonka-brand moccasins except for the soles, which are made of a very tough, rubber-like material. So, if you want a cool looking pair of Medieval house shoes for walking on carpet...go for it.