My husband swears by his Clarks. He has a pair of black lace up shoes that
pass for dress shoes (in his eyes :)), and a pair of Clarks sandals that he
wears in the summer (in the countryside - hikes, etc.). Also has a pair of
Mephisto deck-type shoes that he likes too. Has walked many miles, on
cobblestones and worse, in these shoes.
Mephistos are my # 1 choice so far. But I like my sandals better than any
closed ones I've found. Used a pair of Easy Spirit short boots for my last
few winter trips to Europe and they were ok.
Anne in VA