Comfortable, stretches to fit, lets your feet breathe and has good all day support. Nice pair of shoes for everyday. I have short wide feet with narrow heels and ankles that swell from an old injury. These are great. The ankle straps ensure my foot stays in place and provide some stability for the heels unlike other shoes, and they are wide enough to fit both feet at the toes without cramping them. The velcro straps were long enough. The nubuck has some give to accomodate swelling. Also, I don't feel like Fred Flintstone like some of the shoes in my size make me feel. These look quite decent.
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Comfy for Wide Feet
As all of you out there with wide feet know, it is hard to find shoes that fit. I had an old pair of Aravon sandals in WW that had the covered toe that I wore non-stop while touring overseas. Of course, they don't make the same style anymore, so I tried these. This is my first pair of Drew shoes, and I couldn't be happier. They look good, feel good, and are easily adjustable.
2017 version is smaller
I order Drew shoes all the time, including this Element sandal in 2015 and 2016. I always wear a 7WW. This year I can't squeeze my foot into an Element 7WW. I have tried two pair to see if it was a quality control issue, but both were tiny. The soles were the same size, but the uppers were not. I have recently ordered other Drews, so I don't think it's my feet. Just an FYI for other purchasers. It's also true what others say about the insole being rather flimsy. Mine has worn out soon on both mt Elements. I have replaced them, and still wear the sandals all the time!
Don't hold up for the price
I was so excited that I found a sandal I could wear my orthotics with. However, after wearing them for a short while, the loop that the velcro strap goes through came apart at the stitching like it was perforated. It is not repairable and I am so disappointed. They were definitely not worth the cost.
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