These sandals are so well made! The leather is rather soft, but the sole is stiff. It has wonderful rubber shock absorbers under the ball of the foot and the heal. It even has a built in arch support. The straps, and the way they are fashioned are very classy. I can see myself wearing these to a dinner date, or just to work every day!
I bought a size 7 as i usually wear a 6.5. They are not designed for my foot really! i have a fat square foot. These are designed for a lower volume foot than mine. So as a result they stick out in front of my foot a bit, and i will have to "break in" the to strap so my fat foot fits nicer. I do not fault Olukai for that, and i still really love these shoes!!
So if you have a fat foot, and dont want to break in your shoes, i would look to a different sandal. Or do what i did! Size up!