These are very nice sandals. They are not expensive, but are very comfortable and ready for regular use. Other inexpensive sandals have rough or rigid materials. The Northside Wyatt II sandals have very comfortable soft straps with appropriate velcro adjustments. The sole is moderately flexible, which is good. The surface under your foot is a solid, but comfortable synthetic plastic, with a comfortable molded pattern. Overall, these are better than I expected, and I'm wearing them a lot. A quick note on sizing...I wear size 10.5 shoes. These come in whole number sizes only. The size 10 worked fine for me.