Excellent shoes! I have chronic plantar fasciitis and pain with every step. I have worn Birkenstocks for years, and although they helped initially, those shoes now only aggravated it further. After talking to a cousin who also has plantar fasciitis, and wears only Orthaheel sandals, I jumped at the chance. Since I put these shoes on a week ago, I have NOT had one instance of pain, period! Very comfortable sandals and I love the adjustment possibilities. For me, the straps do not rub at all, as some have complained about. Normally wear an 8 or 8.5, but went up to a 9 for a perfect fit.