I love this sandal, but I neglected to read the reviews or I would not have bought them. One of the shells cam off when I tried them on. I have thought of taking them to my shoe repair guy, but the other reviews said that the beads come off, too. I could get him to sew the shells (at considerable cost, I am sure) but when the beads start to pop, that is another problem. So unfortunately I'll be sending them back.