I wore out a pair of Stargazers in a lovely soft grey color with silver sparkly uppers. It took ten years, in spite of daily wear and getting wet, packed in suitcases, etc. They were my indoor kicks, shower kicks, wear-around-the-house kicks, basically every day. I purchased them at a surf shop in La Jolla; I'd never paid so freaking much for a pair of flip flops (I think it was $32 at that shop) and it seemed like a heckuva splurge. But boy was a glad in the long run! LOVED them. I would still be wearing them, but one of the straps broke in half. I do not begrudge this failure in the least after such long, faithful service. My new pair is in the dark color, which I don't like as well as the soft grey, which is apparently no longer made, sad to say, but they're cool. I'll get used to them. I did not realize that my old pair's straps had streeeeeetched so much! The new ones will take a bit of breaking in. I will echo the comments of others regarding the fit. These are exactly true to size. I am a for realz size 9, and these sandals fit my foot's silhouette exactly. If your feet run a little bit or a little small, you might need to size up or down accordingly.