My sandals I have had for three years (on shoots, in the water, mud and snow) popped a strap last week and I figured it was probably about time to replace them, so I bought the same style and color since the last pair had been so good to me. They arrived in the mail yesterday. I was really really really shocked to see how they looked side by side. The new ones are a totally different color and are about twice as thick in the soles. The old ones are just SQUISHED compared to them. I wore those suckers OUT. Nasty. I obviously need to by shoes more than once every three years.