These are a fun, yet still comfortable version of the Original Universal sandal. The height is great without seeming too high. There is a springy bounce to them. The cushion is great under foot and molds to your foot with time. The out sole traction is great. They are easy to walk in and very stable. They are very versatile in that they look great with sundresses, shorts or jeans and can be worn with or without socks. The leather is good quality and thick and strong. The colored detail on the heel strap is a nice touch. The only downside is that the leather straps are stiff and rigid at first and rub / scratch a little bit the first week or so of wearing, but all that goes away and then they are very comfortable. The other thing is that they are just a little bit heavy, but not too bad. They also don't have arch support, so I needed to add an arch insert which helped a lot. I am normally a 9.5 in most shoes/sandals and the size 9 in these fit perfectly and the width was just right for my c-width (bordering on d-width) foot. I highly recommend them for something different, fun, yet still comfortable to add to your sandal collection!