havent bought crocs for many years-the last 7 pr lasted well! the new crocs are hard not cushy, look great but don't have the same flexability,nice soles, nice closed heel and sides for work-but the comfort is missing! maybe they will soften with age but those i got 10 yrs ago were instantly comfortable. the only instant comfort on these are the nice soft heel strap. still they fit my feet well, look good, easy to sanitize for work. but still not up to snuff- plus these were made in china. my others were made in CO and Mexico. mabye thats the difference? whats wrong with made in America?