I wore them for the first time to katsucon in February 2013. To get to the convention, I took the metro and a bus and I was carrying a suitcase. I’m not sure what happened, and when, but I lost an an*tai*na shoe clip I had on the side of my shoe (which was quite loose) … and the sole split off at the toe.
They don’t have a lot of padding, and I’m not used to walking around for that long, so my feet got a little sore and bruised on the bottom, but that was expected. I got no blisters. I did get some black scuffs on the inner toe from how I walk, but they rubbed off with a tiny bit of water and my finger, no issue. The straps have snaps under the buckles and are a good length. All in all, aside from the issue with the sole which might be due to my unconventional travel that morning; I’m really not sure, I’m quite pleased with the shoes, so I’ll give them a neutral.