I am always in the search for casual/business footwear, and have to say the Advocate’s by Patagonia are top-notch. As you could tell they are not a shoe to wear with a suit, but they are the perfect casual shoe. I wear them almost everyday to work, and everywhere else. I think they can be a great all around weekend shoe as well, such as hiking, and light activities. They are very durable, comfy, and very minimal. I am going to get another pair in black shortly.