The heels dig a little. I ordered wide for the first time, and these were still quite snug. I undid the laces, and left more slack on them, to make more room for my feet. The shoes were nice and light. They might be composite toe, because they're light, but they still set off the metal detector, so I'm not sure. My feet are a little sore from standing all day, but these shoes made a world of difference. I would recommend getting a half size larger, and some gel insoles. Compared to my boots, these made my feet feel like butter.