Wow, these sho.. I mean sandals are super comfortable, wear them heel up or down. Sanuks are great as a slipper for around the house, or when camping, and they are heaven for your feet after they have been in climbing shoes for a hour. Mine do seem to get a bit of stink when I wear them barefoot, but antibacterial shoe spray gets rid of the smell easy. The comfort of these sandals easily negates this negative. I usually wear a size 7.5, I bought the 8's and they fit really well bare foot, but with socks on and the heel up they are a little tight. They are still new though, so hopefully they will stretch a little.