Saint John's Bay sandals get more comfortable as you wear them. I have the white ones and they are cute. They are very well made and will last a good while. I do lke the criss cross leather at the top. I do like the velcro straps. They do look great with any type of clothing and I prefer the white because of matching. They are also nice because the nail polish looks great against the white color.They are not flats and they do have a little bit of heel to them. However, it is not too much and so they are still comfortable to wear. I would suggest wearing them for shorter periods of time untill you break them in. That is what worked out best for me. They are very nice looking sandals and I would say that they would be a very good value. They are easy to clean. It is a trusted brand in womens clothing and shoes. I knew that their clothes were great and now I know that their sandals are also. These sandals have dark brown bottoms and it looks great against the white color. It is nice to have great, go anywhere sandals and I will be wearing them through the summer. I like to have a variety of sandals and I like sandals that match with sun dresses. These looked very nice with all of my clothes. They are one of the better made brands that I have seen. These sandals are another great addition to my wardobe. It is time for the fun in the sun with St John's Bay sandals!