These are the best flip flop sandals ever. I've probably had 6 pairs over then years. I wore these at my wedding reception! No joke, and yes, it was a formal reception. Huge hit lol. The bottom of the sole is harder and tougher than most, wears very well. The top layer is dense, but conforms to your foot over time. The straps are durable and will not pull out like cheaper ones. You and definitely getting what you pay for here.