Bought these a couple years ago and keep hoping they will eventually soften up a little. Despite many applications of leather softer, they still cut into my feet within 1/2 hour of wearing them. I even use them without the strap attached to make them fit looser. I had gotten to where I'd just carry bandaids with me and apply as needed because these are expensive and I wanted to continue to use them. Had to give up after my feet resembled hamburger after the last attempt. The leather edges are sharp and stiff. They need a liner of some sort, or you can just wear your thick socks with them, which negates the desire for wearing sandals and makes one look like a dork. Please do yourself a favor and keep shopping for another pair of sandals. I contacted the manufacturer for suggestions and did not receive a response.