These flip flops are a bit on the pricey side for my taste but after enjoying the less expensive variants of the same brand I thought I'd give these a try. My complaint with the lower price variants is the padding over time gets compressed and doesn't offer much support after, say, three weeks. So I ordered these as they were the less expensive of the higher end variant and aside from looking very plain they are more supportive from the get go. I've been wearing them for three days and at the heal there is no sign of the compression issue. Furthermore the material doesn't feel like it will be prone to such issue. Also there is no ink to flake away as was the issue with the less expensive Reefs that I purchased late this summer.