These sandals are great. They have the comfort and durability of any Merrell product, but they are super easy to dress up! I bought them for a trip to Europe this summer thinking nicer sandals would be a bit classier. I have no concerns about walking all over Italy in them. Some reviewers have stated they are difficult to get on, and that hasn't been an issue for me at all. They do seem to run a bit wider in the toe than I was expecting, but it isn't a problem. Love them!