The design is good, but the shoe is really light weight so I'm not sure how well it will hold up. Even so, it seems like it is put together really well, and is actually really comfortable. I was a little disappointed when I got them because they seemed flimsy, but not that I've worn them several times, I am surprised that they are as comfortable as they are-and I'm pretty skeptical because I've had plantar fascitis and tend to stay away from shoes like this. So I ran the emotional scale of being really excited about the design, to being bummed about the perceived quality, and now I've landed back in the "happy" category because they surprised me in a good way as far as comfort, with a decent footbed. And after a week long vacation wearing most days, they look good as new. Size is generous. I wear a half size, so I went up. Probably could have gone down, but I don't mind the extra room since this is a warm weather shoe, and I'd rather have a little room for my feet to breathe.