These shoes are awesome. Features I love - soles are super grippy. Great on slippery algae covered rocks. They look like sneakers but you can fold down the heel and walk on them. That means they stay put during the day when you need them, and they are slip-on at camp when you don't feel like lacing. And they really stay on laced up.
The fabric - was worried about chafing when I looked at these. I just wore them for eight days straight on the river - no other shoes at all. No chafing. The fabric actually seems to get softer in the water. Outstanding.
I have worn the heck out of these things for three months. They are showing some toe wear, but the stitching is all holding, nothing is broken. They are very durable. They are so lightweight. Extremely comfortable. Enough toe room that when kneeling in my canoe with my toes under my heels they don't get squished. I wish they made kid sizes. I'd buy two for my boys today.
Only downside, in sandy, pebbly conditions you can get sand around the cuffs. But honestly, compared to any other water shoe they perform better I. That regard, unless you go with a boot, which I hate cuz you get the swamp foot. When these wear out I will buy another pair, and then probably another... I wear them shopping, in the yard, hiking and on the river and I love them everywhere. And I think they are cute. Just buy some you won't regret it