I thought this could be the perfect casual sandal for this summer. I live in NYC and routinely walk 3+ miles every day. Day 1 after wearing these shoes my feet ached and throbbed all evening. I assumed 'breaking in' issues but I've now had these shoes beyond a normal break in period and they just cause pain every time I wear them—I don't know if the footbed is made of a strange material, there's not enough shock absorption or what, but if I wanted to be in pain all evening I'd wear heels, not these barely stylish sandals!! I wish I could get my money back but I've worn them outside of the house. Grrrr!