Pros: Warm and cuddly
Cons: Wouldn't take them outdoors
The Ripa Himalayan sandal is a luxurious casual thong sandal that is a treat for the feet after a day of being in ski boots. Your feet sit in a bed of cushy shearling fleece, which also pads the thong strap so the foot is cradled in comfort and warmth. The sole of the sandal is a full-on EVA traction sole like an athletic shoe would have, so those living in warmer climates could wear them outside year-round. I would be reluctant to expose them to the weather in Montana; indoors, they have replaced my old shearling moccasins because the support from the sturdier footbed of the Himalayan sandals is infinitely more comfortable for walking.