I'm pretty picky about my footwear. That being said, I was quite surprised, and in a good way, when I purchased these. I bought them as they looked to be made well. Unlike what other buyers have said, they were instantly comfortable. Now my feet are on the normal to wide side, but these have been absolutely comfortable. I suppose if you have pudgy feet, it could feel a bit tight, so keep that in mind. I've even worn them in the surf at the ocean and they remain as comfortable and durable as ever. So consider me a converted fan.