My second pair of these style sandals. Bought the first pair as a rugged sandal for use in Mexico on vacation. They worked excellent for that purpose and upon return home,,, I realized they are great for business-casual dress code with socks. Very comfortable, of course, and I have gotten tons of compliments of them. Even the TSA agent at the airport commented when I removed them and put them in the bin. Personally, I did not like the non-flat cord style and returned them for the wide cord version. Maybe would be better for a female, but not for me. All-in-all, these were a great choice for me, and they have worn extremely well over one years' time. I have them on today at work as I write this!!!