I bought the original sandal in black a few years ago. Comfort beyond words, they went with to Europe among other Merrell shoes but I wore the sandals the most because of the warm weather. Wore them every day and walked many, many miles in them without discomfort, blisters or pressure points. Amazing how well they mold to your feet. Next month I am going back to Europe for a whole month and just purchased two more pairs of these sandals in colours Port and Bering Sea. My black sandals are still as comfortable as the day I bought them but have hundreds if not thousands of miles on them. THANKS MERRELL FOR GREAT SHOES!