We've always had Keens. Always loved Keens. The Newport H2 is this kid's third sandal style. They are easy to get on (yay) and easy to remove. Super great in the washing machine. My complaint is that they are in the wash OFTEN. Why? Because they smell. My son turned 7 a few months into this shoe and has never had stinky feet. Not in any other Keen, not in any other shoe. But these are horse barn stinky! After one wear. I make my kid wash his feet promptly upon removing these shoes. I am embarrassed to allow them to go to school. I leave them on the front porch. Give them a try, they are great in nearly every way. But beware the added bonus - peeuuuw!!