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Terrible.! Pain & Blisters! Underside of EVERY buckle digs into yr flesh
on July 19, 2014
Even tried adjusting the straps so that the shoe fits me loose & sloppy, (for the break in period) which of course made it a bad walking shoe with no support, but still the bottom side of EVERY Buckle is so bulky, rough and hard, the seam still digs into the top of my feet. The day after wearing, every part of my foot hurts and hurts bad with blisters and red raw flesh!. Ive tried every possible adjustment--nothing works. This is my 6th wearing of them for at least a whole afternoon and they are not getting better. These are hell to walk in and ruin my feet for several days, even though the sole, foot bed and size are perfect.
I have been ordering Tevas since the early 90"s. Ive loved and wore every pair till the very end of their life. Previously the fit has always been great until this pair. Buying these has been a hardship for me in every way, ruining my river hiking summer until I can afford another high quality pair. I gave these sandals 2 stars instead of 1 because the style is great, the workman ship is good. Too bad the design regarding walking with the insanely constructed under buckles is plainly awful. (NOTE--changed to one star after update below).
I will try saturating those bottoms with mink all several times, as a last ditch effort even tho that will ruin the look of the shoe. If that does work, Ill give up completely. Sadly there's no way to trim the under seams without dislodge the sewn parts.
UPDATE: Tried everything. Nothing worked. After leather softening products did not work I cut off parts of the strap thinking at least I could salvage them as junky garden shoes. Even that was worthless. I threw them directly in the trash--as that's exactly what this sandals were for me--TRASH SANDALS and a loss of time and money.