I bought these for my 83-year old mother who has severe rheumatoid arthritis in her hands and feet. She's been looking for navy sandals with ankle straps, but no buckles that can be worn with a dress. The width was perfect for her toes (which are splayed out) and the adjustable straps for heel, ankle and toes ensure a secure fit so she won't fall down or trip. She was really pleased with these sandals and said they were "just perfect". The design adds a little pizazz that gives the plain jane, ugly orthotic a run for its money. Worth the price!