i bought these sandals just to wear around, but mainly because the other two pairs i had were terrible. one pair was too heavy, and the other pair was too torn up. i was kinda nervous about buying "cheaper" reefs, but of all of the reef sandals i've owned, these are by far the best. they're light and comfy, unlike some of reef's other products, which are heavy and cumbersome. great, well-made sandal, and well worth the money. one last thing. if you are a half-sizer, order UP, not DOWN. for example, i wear a size 9.5, and ordered a 10, and they fit perfectly.