These shoes are good lookers for us ladies that find sandals for walking any distance, can be uncomfortable in hot weather. When walking they are a little stiff across the bend/crease of the part of the upper foot just before the toes, but they are still fairly new. They are mostly material though, leather is still the best material for any shoe I believe. This is the reason I've given them a 4 star. I'm sure the leather version would be 5 star, but I wanted white. I managed to drip some drink on one of the shoes and it washed off with no problems. I'm very pleased with them. Well done Merrell.