these bad boys are awesome. I got them on sale, because $60 for sandals is insane.. but they were worth the sale price. first of all the slide area is very well padded, and with the 5.0 free bottoms, they grip well and do not slip or move on your foot. basically, these sandals feel and act like a shoe. I really would reccomend these while they are on sale for anyone looking for new sandals. I just got the "rasta" color and I love them. My only regret is not having much time left in the year to get to bring them to the beach.