I am in love with these shoes and I am so happy the folks at Merrell decided to make an open summer sandal! I got them because I don't have any comfortable summer shoes (well I do now!) and I needed something for the sweltering heat. These sandals are amazing. They are super comfortable from the first day on, my feet barely get sweaty at all in them and they are great for both short and long walks, the beach, lounging around anywhere and theoretically, even light workouts (I have yet to try this). I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is tired of narrow "flats" that are not really flat and squish your toes together. I had actually developed a really bad callus between my little toe and the next one because of regular FLAT shoes and sandals. Trust me, opt for these, they are well worth the money. If you want them to be extra good for summer, use some odour absorbing powder and you'll be golden!