Vionics are expensive when you consider that this sandal is not made from leather. On the other hand, these are comfortable and have a good arch support. This sandal adjusts in three places which makes it even more comfortable with no breaking in time. The three silver discs make the sandal attractive and definitely not like an old lady shoe!! I travel to work in boots during the winter months and change into these sandals straight away. BTW, the black lizard design appears to have silver discs on the website. In reality, they are black.