Finally- I found some slip on shoes that Bob finds acceptable. They look quite a lot like his regular hiking boots and even after wearing them for a few days now he has declared " I like these a lot- you should have bought them a long time ago..." UM-- yea-- been trying to get him in slip-on shoes since last fall. But he had declared "hate" of all slip-ons. Bob hasnt been able to tie his own shoes for quite a while now. I am Uber thankful for these gems and it gives Bob a great sense of accomplishment to get his own shoes on again. Yay!