Now I know why they are talked about in hushed, reverent tones. Holy Toledo. They were the most comfortable shoes--of any kind--that I've ever slipped into. At over $200 , they were also the most expensive shoes of any kind that I've ever tried on. For now, I'm sticking with my cracked and aging Shimano sandals, which I dearly love. But if you ever have a couple of C-notes burning a hole in your pocket, check out the Sidi's.