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Comfortable but reliability...
on May 24, 2015
Writing this review on my way back from a hiking trip in which I first wore them. Received them right before I went on a backpacking trip through several different national parks. Started in the Grand Canyon doing light hiking, then two days later I was in Zion, hiking The Narrows (extremely narrow canyon hiking through a river for 10 miles) and they ran into trouble quickly. During a break I took them off and noticed that where the ankle straps on the outside of the foot the thick material that holds it had broken apart, and now only the straps were holding it together. I wish I could be more specific as to what I am talking about (see photo). This was on both sandals. Also, the edges were becoming scuffed and frayed easily compared to the chacos that my friends wore. I continued to wear them for another week through Zion, arches, and the Rockies as they were the only shoes I had. They are very comfortable and I wish I could keep this pair for the memories, but I'll have to try and send them back for a replacement pair. Let's see how the customer support is.
UPDATE One Year Later
I updated this from a two star review to a four star. When I got back from the trip, I started the process for returning the sandals and getting a replacement pair. Amazon is amazing at putting the customer first and in two days I had a new pair at my door before I even had sent my old ones back.
This new pair has been just as comfortable as the first, and have held up well thus far. I have done some light hiking in them in northern Alabama/southern Tennessee, but they have mostly been for everyday use. I am heading out to Yosemite in a few weeks and may hike a little in them, but I believe this time they will be used primarily around camp when I want to get out of my boots for a while. Overall a good sandal that I really enjoy wearing anytime possible.