These seem almost as useful as, i.e. Teva sandals for comfort walking in town and well maintained trails. But they are more stylish than Teva, and can double for going out to dinner or museum, etc. Only drawback, and it is a small one, is that you need to loosen two velcro straps (around top of foot and around heel) to get them on. No big deal. Have not had them long but the few times I've worn them they have been very comfortable. And they look cute.