I wanted a pair of non-slip, comfortable sandals that were fairly rugged for hiking/walking on wet surfaces.... but I didn't want the toe strap thing.... I ordered these, hoping they wouldn't be floppy or loose. They're WONDERFUL!! I wore them on a trip to Costa Rica - pretty much for the entire time (except when we were DIRECTED to wear closed toe, high boots because of certain little poisonous critters slithering around....) They get tight by the end of the day, but I can easily adjust the straps and wiggle around and they're fine! I also LOVE (and did not expect) the feature of never really having to re-buckle them-- you just loosen the straps, slide in, tighten 'em up and take off!!!