These are my 2nd pair of Earth/Earthies. I love them! They fit well, have great arch support and are really comfortable. These shoes are very strappy, with 2 velcro closures: on the strap over the instep and the one around the ankle. Once I got my Lucindas on, I was impressed by how the shoe cradles the foot, and how well engineered this shoe is -- a marvel of fine design. I also like that they look higher than they feel, because the 3/4" platform reduces the net difference in height of the heel. I wore them tonight and got compliments from my husband and every woman at the Thanksgiving dinner I attended.