These five-fingered trekking sandals provide unsurpassed comfort to the wearer in a multitude of conditions and environments. I've worn these on many backpacking and hiking ventures from all over Michigan to the Smoky Mountains. Great grip on all surfaces that can take you from doing sprints in the gym to doing your best impersonation of an Ibex on a rocky island in Lake Superior. They also dry fast for those river or lake crossings. Only issue is the material on the insides of the big toes have ripped (but they still work) and when there's mosquitoes lets just say these aren't the best shoes to wear.