The shoes are okay, though perhaps a bit long for what I am used to in my 9 1/2 size. They are not as thick-soled or rigid as you might expect for a shoe seemingly meant to be a quasi-hiker. But the bigger factor is that the photograph is misleading regarding the color. Rather than being a dark and sandy tan, the color is actually a medium chocolate tone. I would have preferred the color to be as shown on the site.