I have not been able to wear thong sandals since I was a teenager because they hurt my feet. A friend had a pair of these and convinced me to try them. The thong is soft cloth so does not hurt between my toes and the soles are contoured for support. The colors are so vivid and I have been complimented by strangers every where I go because the colors are so striking . I am from North Dakota and with my Florida tan, the green, pink, and orange sandals I bought are comfortable, pretty and reasonably priced. Now at age 65 I am able to wear cute sandals!