I love my Vans Rata Plus. I have the checkered ones. The instant I slid into these I knew I'd made a good choice. Very lightweight, never hot, and an amazing amount of comfort considering the minimal weight of the shoe. Also, the insoles have charcoal so you can sport them barefoot without ruining them the way other shoes made of canvas, leather, or man-made material get ruined by wearing them without socks.I wear these shoes everyday at some point. You really can't go wrong with these.