Very comfortable, with a few deficiencies

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Rick C from Ann Arbor, Michigan on Monday, May 2, 2016
This is my third pair of Ahnu Kovar Sport Sandals. Despite a couple of deficiencies, I keep coming back to them. Why? Mostly because they are extremely comfortable and secure! I have worn these hiking in forests and beaches and just walking to and from work, and I feel like I barely notice them. If I wear them daily, I've got to throw 'em in the wash once or twice a week or they get smelly. Aside from the fact that they are open and therefore subject to getting the occasional pebble or twig within (that's just unavoidable for any open sandal), I just forget they're on my feet.

On to the deficiencies (and this pair doesn't appear to differ from my last two pairs, so I suspect they remain).

First off, they could really use a stronger thread on top. There's a strap that goes over the strap that you use to clip the sandals closed on top; that strap gets a lot of stress, and after maybe 3/4 of a year of use, that thread will break and I end up re-sewing it with outdoor quality thread.

Secondly, after about two years, both prior pairs' bottoms have cracked. So far not all the way through, but definitely makes me think it's time to get a new pair.

Still, when these are on sale (and I wonder if because these are on close-out they are going away), they're worth those two problems.
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