I am comparing Ovation to Bledsoe Genesis. Genesis is more supportive & much easier to put on/off but I walk a lot - 1 to 2 miles per day, even with a broken bone. Genesis sole just didn't hold up compared to Ovation High Boot - bottom sole is much more durable and constructed for long lasting abuse. Ovation is also slightly easier to walk in. Ovation only problem is it is not as easy put on/off and not quite as supportive. Both are excellent but different!