The shoes are really beautiful with the ombre straps and pretty comfortable, my foot doesn't slip around in them and the grip has pretty good traction. The soles wear in nicely. I bought my pair early in the summer, however, and the threads of the straps have already begun to fray (by late August with consistent wear). The ankle band itself is too long; tightening it to fit well leaves an awkward strap jutting out. The velcro itself is inconvenient. When they get dirty it's obvious.