This is my second pair of Olukai Ohanas; my first one fell apart after almost three years of constant use. I suffer a lot of embarrassment over my heinous hooves. I have significant bunions and absolutely no arch. None. I've had multiple podiatrists describe my feet as "the flattest I've ever seen." They are so flat that I have to wear shoes all the time, or I'll have back and leg pain by the end of the day. These are my around the house/garden shoes, and my favorite on a hot day. For the record, I'm an 8.5, so I ordered the 9, which was the right decision for my feet.
If your feet are pancakes like mine, they will creep to the very edges of this shoe, but the support is similar to a quality orthotic. They're solidly constructed with great tread at the bottom, so you won't go sliding in the mud or rain. The fabric toe grip is comfortable and perfectly aligned, and the wide toe box is great for mutants like me.
Is it expensive? Depends on how you look at it. For me, $10 flip flops that look like clown shoes are expensive, because the item itself is trash, and will probably need to be replaced in a few months. This is expensive to the environment, and as a repeat purchase. I spent basically $22 a year to wear a shoe all the time -- and almost *nothing* is comfortable on my feet. I could create a tower of all the shoes I've tried that ended up a waste of money. These would not be a part of that tower.
Whether you walk a lot or just a little, or are looking for a slipper or a sturdy beach shoe, this sandal is all of the above. Your wallet might whine a little, but your feet will thank you over and over (and over) again.