From my personal experience (and each person is different) Nike's, Brooks, etc are great for walking and running but for hours of standing I come home with my knees, ankles, and feet just aching. I LOVED my Dansko's until I rolled an ankle in them and have since switched to Alegria clogs. I have one of the newer styles not the older clunky clogs. I could work several more hours on my feet in those. I think they are made not just for the walking but the hours of standing we do too. Again, each person has preferances and that is just works for me.