I have been wearing the Arizona Birkenstock for about seven years now and I can't go back!! They are so comfortable and versatile; I wear mine with jeans, shorts, and dresses. They are great for traveling as I took them on a trip to Europe during the summer. Sometimes when it is hot I get the occasional blister but i think this is due to the leather stretching out over time. All you need to do is add another hold to the strap and they are good to go! Saager's has been really great with repairs too! I recently had the heel of my Arizona's replaced. Good as new!