My first pair had been worn twice before the puppy used them as a toy! I had already commented how comfortable they were, particularly at my dance class. (It was too hot to wear my usual shoes), so I immediately ordered another pair- grateful they were in a sale. I have wide feet and the fabric upper of these shoes had plenty of give, and there was enough padding in the sole for my needs, and with the strap they stayed on well. However, the straps are very short. I could only do them up on the last hole. I don't think these shoes would be worth the original price, but the sale price was good value. They are very flat and I'm not used to ankle straps, but I soon got used to these features and forgot I had them on. They are lovely and cool and just right for the hot weather. I believe a friend was going to order a pair having seen mine. I know this review varies from others, but give these shoes a chance!