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Breaks after one summer of heavy use
on July 1, 2017
Initially, I got blisters, so had to wear socks with this. It took me a while to break in - perhaps about 150km of walking through the woods. It did get very comfortable after that, and recently I wore it all over Tokyo.
I use it a lot to walk through streams and rivers with my dog. Each day in the summer, it will spend about 20-30 minutes in water, so it hardly has time to get dry. It seemed OK for the first summer, but it is now falling apart and the summer has hardly started. See the attached picture for the break points.
The other negative thing about this is that it gets really, really smelly. I did not have this problem with my old Tevas.
One last negative aspect - the outsole is not very grippy. As part of walking through rivers, I also have to scramble up steep and sometimes muddy embankments. These do not give me the grip that I'm looking for on slippery stones or muddy slopes. If you have a look at the pictures of the outsole, you can see more smooth areas than jagged areas for grip.
In spite of all the problems mentioned, I'm still giving it 3 stars because it is the first sandal that I have ever found to be comfortable.