These are the best flip flops ever for people with high arches. They are supportive, easy to keep clean, dry quickly when wet and are very stable on the foot. This is my third pair. I have worn these all over the Carribean (lots of walking and hiking). I also wear them to Disney World. My feet do not hurt after 12 hours of walking. These are my shoe of choice for all non closed toe activities. They are comfortable the first time on and have a minimal break in period. The gripping sole does well on rocky surfaces. I will recommend these to anyone. And have even had some converts after letting them try on mine. Life span is about 5 years with heavy use.