I bought these sandals in gold in March of 2011 in Grand Cayman. I only wore them a couple of time last summer; don't know why...perhaps the gold. However, I wear them constantly this summer because they are SO comfortable!!! The straps feel like the soft leather of a pair of shoes I have and the multiple straps make it where there is less stress on the "in between the toe" part, which bother me on many thong sandals. My only complaint is I wish there was a size someplace on the sandal, so I would know what size to buy. I'm a 7 1/2 and don't know whether I purchased a 7 or 8--all depends on the shoe. I would highly recommend these sandals!!