soft leather

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Professor K from Maryland on Wednesday, July 13, 2016
These are nice sandals. They look beautiful and seem very well made from quality materials. They are my first wooden-soled shoe (other than my authentic Dutch wooden clogs) and I find the sole surprisingly comfortable. The leather is a very fine leather, but I find that it is so soft that it stretches considerably. If the shoe started small, that would be OK, but the straps started out a little loose (though I fit the sole well) and have just gotten looser. After about a month of use every few days (these are one of 2 summer sandals that I wear every day), I'm now at the point where I use the last hole on the ankle strap and am wishing the toe straps had adjustments because the front of the shoe flops around wildly when I walk. This causes me to walk funny and tense muscles in my foot to the point where it hurts. I no longer wear these on days when I have serious walking to do. If I was overweight and my feet were puffy for their length (but not overly wide as I find the sole rather narrow), I think this shoe would work well, but with normal bony feet with high arches, it just isn't working well.
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