I have had mine for about 10 months now and the strap broke last weekend. I was carrying a cooler through a river bed and was probably being a little too hard on them. THEY ARE THE BEST ever Ever EVER!!!! People who don't know me wish they did, and people who do wanted to be me! I am going to send them back to North Face for hopefully a replacement pair, b/c I was absolutely living the dream and I sulk every single time I leave my house not wearing the most comfortable, foot loving, girl pulling, flip flops I have ever owned... I only hope they will mail them overnight! BUY 2 pair, b/c someone is ALWAYS wearing them when you aren't!