I love wearing socks & sandals & this one covers just enough feet to be sturdy but minimal enough to see socks. both the straps are adjustable. the shoe is great for any event (you can dress it up or down I believe, especially since athleisure is in right now). overall amazing shoe (white but you can wash it brand new with soap & water or baking soda or throw it in the wash). I would just recommend not wearing for hiking or activities where the shoe could fall off, because it doesn't have a closed back.