Fit Flop have done a good job at copying MBT, but making them a bit more trendy. However they are not as good as MBTs. The sole is actually very comfortable, but the rim round the top is far too hard - there is no padding or careful finish. I bought them for the mile walk to school and back twice a day, but after one trip, the back of my ankles were bleeding (even with tights on and I'm normally fairly tough!!) I can't send back, as there is now a blood stain on the back. Once healed, I will just wear them for round the house or 'not-big-walking' Good Price, though (£30). I 'wore the shoes', but didn't 'rule the world' !!!!