The main factor that resulted in the lower score of this shoe was its style. Testers thought it looked fine as a performance piece, but was too drab to wear as a lifestyle shoe. And if one thing is true, our testers became quite demanding after testing so many excellent sandals. By the end of three months, they didn't want a shoe that performed in just one area, they wanted a sandal that excelled in all areas. Regardless, our Best Buy Award winner has plenty of versatility to get your $50 worth - and then some.
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