Translated from English - UK
The heel section is made of quite a hard foam material, and there is a pronounced seam where it joins the front section of the shoe, which makes them very uncomfortable to wear without neoprene socks (this appears to be reflected in the sizing - they run quite large).The main issue is durability. After less than a month (kayaking), the soles are already coming unstuck on both shoes, the outsoles are very worn with not much tread left on the forefoot, and the metal eyelets have rusted, staining the surrounding material.On the plus side, they look decent and with neoprene socks they feel very comfortable and well cushioned - so once repaired with some *waterproof* glue, hopefully they'll be alright...
Translated from Nederlands
Since we were so pleased with these water shoes, a friend of ours also wanted these water shoes so he could get his boat in and out of the water. He always did this barefoot or with shoes he slipped in. He thinks this new one is perfect. Good bottom. Good grip. You don't have to change shoes when you get into the boat and if you want to put the boat on the side, you can step back into the water. He finds them ideal. And you can walk further with it to grab a terrace somewhere. Walk wonderfully.