We saw this same exact shoe in a big box store, tried it on for size and then ordered from Amazon. The only reason we didn't give 5 stars was because the shoe in the store had "no tie" laces, but the pair that Amazon sent had laces that had to be tied. We had taken pictures of the Skechers box at the store and the box that Amazon sent was exactly the same! All we can think of is that they changed the lacing design on these Afterburn shoes! Kept them anyway because they are comfortable and made well. Just really wanted the "no tie, slip on" design!!