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Great quality, unfortunate design flaw
on July 8, 2012
This sandal is built well and it appears to be built with excellent quality in mind. My feet fit comfortably in them overall. They have great support. Here's 2 issues I have:
1.) The upper sole feels like leather so your feet will stick to it kind of like when you slip on a leather shoe with no sock for whatever reason. Not a good feeling.
2.) Because they've done a great job providing support for your foot around the entire perimeter of your foot, your foot is essentially in a shoe with vents on top. When a little tiny rock or sand enters the top (and it often will), there is no way to tap the rock out without taking the sandal off. And to me this is very inconvenient cause these sandals don't slip on and off easily. These are difficult to take on and off with one hand. Best to find a seat and remove the sandal, and remove the annoying chunk of whatever. Well I bought these to go hiking in as well as long walks with the dog. The hiking is going to provide dozens of opportunities to get litle rocks, dirt and bark chips or whatever in them with no way to tap the annoying little nugget out.
Great for long walks shopping, not so great for hiking or long walks outdoors.