After wearing Birkenstocks "back in the day" I gave them up for a more adult, polished look. Now, many years later I am back for the comfort. I am a believer in the power of the footbed, but love the new soft one, and the fact that some come in narrow, which is still pretty wide, but a much better fit for most women. I was a little concerned with the synthetic leather idea, but I actually like the softer feel. This Sydney sandal has it all, and the pink is almost perfect because it blends with a lot of summer shades.