I bought a pair of the Merrell
Bassoon in black, wondering if I should also get them in tan. I hesitated and of course, when I went back, the tan were gone. However, I did find the Micca (in Old Rose with brown trim) and bought those. Beautiful. I go to NYC a lot to visit my daughter and we log a good 8 - 10 miles of walking every time I go. I took both pairs of sandals
last summer and they were wonderful. Not a single blister and no pain at all. Merrell
size 8.5 is the perfect fit for me, and I go between an 8 & 8.5. These sandals
are so pretty in detail and structure that I seriously considered going back for the turquoise, but I decided I really didn't need turquoise sandals
but they were so pretty. If you have comfort issues and really want t good-looking sandal, try these. The cushioning is excellent and I experienced no rubbing from the heel-straps. Mine have held up very well, no wear and tear on the straps or soles, and I wore them a lot. Love them.