I understand the less than stellar reviews you sometimes see online regarding this brand. For example, like some reviewers, my daughter does NOT like a lot of the Yosi Samra flats I own as she thinks they look like slippers. "Some more so, than others," to quote her.I, however, highly recommend all Yosi Samra flats I have purchased. At last count, I have more than a half dozen pairs. How's that for a recommendation!However:I wear these to teach and walk around campus. I agree 100% that they are probably NOT meant for pavement or long days on one's feet.I wish they were a little cheaper (I usually wait for them to go on sale unless I LOVE a pair like these leopard ones). Alternatively put, Yosi Samra flats are arguably a little over-priced.I have only started to purchase Yosi Samra flats as of late; who knows, perhaps these flats will start to fall apart sooner than I expect. I am, in other words, a newbie to Yosi Samra flats.