I paid 50 dollars for my first pair of these sandals 10 years ago and i love them. I wear them spring, summer and in the fall with socks. I have to spring for a new pair as this pair is wearing unevenly on the sole and hurts the bottom of my feet on long hikes. The have great traction on dry land and in the water. They take about a full day to dry if walking in water. I heard Keen is returning to US to manufacture and happy to hear this, if it's true.