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Very Comfortable- a little like walking on marshmallows...
on September 16, 2010
I bought here almost 2 months ago because the free shipping made them less expensive than the Teva site (I normally don't spend this much on a shoe). I also don't like dealing with returns and the Teva site seemed more intimidating. I found these to be very comfortable- a little like walking on marshmallows but not so mushy as to give any loss of control. The tread is much deeper than my sneakers & there is nice padding under the straps. The straps on my other sandals (a "New Balance" sport sandal) dug into my feet pretty bad during the break in period (They were a gift, I didn't wear sandals at the time & they sat around here for 2 years first -I knew they would fit, otherwise I would have returned them) so the comfortable padding under the straps is a big plus for me. The straps are also split on the ends so you have an easy pull tab to unlace, at first I didn't think they used enough glue, then I realized how handy it was to get a grip on. Very good quality- I expect these to last the rest of my life. These are considered a "Lifestyle" sandal rather than a "sport" sandal. The main difference I can see is these seem to have more padding under the foot & under the straps which I think makes it a little heavier but this level of comfort is worth it. The strap behind the foot is a little lower but I don't think makes the sandal any less secure, just something to get used to. I read another review about buckles on these sandals, I disagree. If the straps had buckles & you put them on too tight & then your feet swell you wont be able to get them off (or any shoe for that matter). The Velcro allows more adjust-ability and if you keep it clean it will last. I've also read things about the arches being too high or low. I am undecided, I think it depends on how your feet settle from side to side and can change very slightly when you first put them on. After reading that, to get them to fit right I unlaced them completely and then lined up my feet with the arches instead of measuring from the front or back. After lacing up they fit perfect, now I only unlace the middle one to get my feet out. According to Teva these are waterproof & though not listed they (Teva told me on the phone) have that anti-microbial product as well. I would definitely purchase again. I also noticed a difference in color on different sites. These are a nice dark (slightly rustic) Brown with a subtle Gray stripe that is less noticeable in person. They are not Red or Grey or Green.