I have gone through three pairs of these in the last 8 years or so, primarily using them as water shoes/sandals for canoeing and kayaking, as well as around town and at the beach in town. Initially they are good - I like the grip from the sipes and the toe caps for protection against rocks, but they have all fallen apart at the seams in the back heel part in less than 2 years - too quickly in my opinion. I know of several other fellow paddlers that have had the same issue with these as well. The design needs some reinforcement in this area. They are also a heavier than I would like, and take a long time to dry due to heavy webbing. As well, pebbles and sticks get in under my feet while walking in the water and I have to completely remove them to get the pebbles out. There are better options of you are looking for paddling sandals. I won't be purchasing a fourth pair of these.