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I just got these sandals last night, so they have not been field tested. Initial thoughts, very light, comfortable, and you can tell they are made very well. There is flexibility on the toe box area so they give and stretch perfectly while walking. The base is kind of a foam which is super lightweight but I do think it might scuff easily. Downside, I gave 4 stars because these shoes are very narrow. I would consider myself to have narrow feet and these are almost too narrow for me. They work, but on one of my feel my arch is collapsed and I am almost flat footed and the little side arch of the shoe feels uncomfortable because my foot is a bit too wide for the shoe. I’m not sure if it’s going to be a deal breaker yet but I HOPE it’s not because I seriously love these. I’ve been looking for a chic, good quality sandal for a while and if I can break in these shoes properly, I will have found it!!