Top critical review
on July 23, 2013
Everyone I know gives these sandals rave reviews and I was REALLY hoping for the same! Unfortunately, no dice.
I purchased the Large (I'm an 8.5 to 9 typically) and they fit perfectly, so kudos for that. The Sierra brown is a light tannish/beige color that works pretty well as a versatile sandal. The "Tan" is closer to a rich cognac color in person and a bit shinier than the Sierra brown.
The break-in time I expected to be pretty painful and it really was (huge blisters even after walking 2+ miles in them daily for 2 weeks). They are very tight to begin with and brutally rub against the top of your feet even wearing a friction block. It rubbed so much my bandaids started giving me blisters. I soaked them in water after the first week and that really helped mold them to my feet a bit better, but they're still pretty uncomfortable. A month later and they're wearable but still not super comfortable and I still have to watch out for the occasional blister. Very disappointed.