After purchasing a pair of W's Fly Away flips from Patagonia, and relishing the instant buttery softness of the leather footbed as soon as I pulled them out of the box and put them on my feet, I decided to get a pair of Patagonia flops for my husband. I got a pair of black size 11 Thing Thongs, and Gabriel likes them quite a bit, now that they are broken in. The leather footbed will be much more durable than his last pair of foam Reefs, which wore right through to the pavement after many nightly dog walks. My one complaint is that the underside of the straps is not lined with leather like my Fly Aways, but coarse canvas. So don't expect to go on a long stroll on your first Thing Thong walk about - especially if you have high arches. Blisters. Ow.