I did not like the price of these Naughty Monkey Jewel Delight Flat Thong Sandals ($59.99 from Journeys), but fell in love with the big sparkly bow. The straps fit good around my foot and does not rub. The sole of the shoe does have a seam around the edge that bothered my foot at first, but I soon got used to it. I would maybe go 1/2 size bigger due to the seam on sole. I have not had a sparkle or gem come off yet.