About 18 years ago, I planned a 50-mile hike through the Grand Canyon and heard rave reviews about Chaco sandals and took a chance by buying a pair and wearing them on that adventure. I didn't get a single blister and my feet were not tired after the long week of hiking and playing in and out of water. I have been a die-hard fan of Chaco sandals since. I wear these everywhere. My husband has a few pairs and our 7-year old daughter even now has a pair and she also loves them. The vibrate sole grips any surface, but is especially helpful on sandstone and on slick rocks in water. They have arch support which is a big plus and the webbing can be adjusted to fit every foot shape to a "t". They are on the pricey side (adult sizes $100 and kids $60), but we often find them on sale for 50% off or on eBay. I recommend them to anyone who enjoys hiking or who wants to become more outdoors-y. Trust me, you'll fall in love with them, too!