After viewing the cheaper Merrell sandals in the shops (as no one seems to stock more expensive Cody). I was dreading ordering the Cody on line. However when they arrived I was surprised to see that they appeared to be quite good quality far better that the rubbish in the shops. The main drawback was that my size 7 broad feet will not fit into a size 8 sandal. I guess its due to the extra thick padding - on the sandal. The length was fine but the straps would not meet! My old made in Vietnam sandals are still better made than the latest made in Chins though.