I bought one of the first models of the Sanuk sandal shoes, and they lasted me 2 years before I threw it away and got one of these new ones in black. They lack arch's and cant be considered a shoe in any means so dont expect to walk down steep hills, or do things you would normally do in a shoe. Ive worn mine to the beach, at the gym when I lift weights, to cancun, to Las Vegas. For the last 4 months I think the only thing Ive worn on my feet outside have been these sandals. They hold up really good and are comfortable on your arch's once you get them worn in. Buy them one size smaller then what you wear and they will fit.