Not sure how damn near 60 bucks is a deal for a chunk of rubber and some straps to attach them. Even at woot’s price these are a complete ripoff, $20 is about what they are worth at most.
the difference is the quality. my wife’s 6 year old chacos are just now showing signs they may be wearing out, but are still serviceable, and she wears them a LOT. My Tiva’s that are just 1 year older are starting to come apart, and I don’t wear them a 1/4 as much since I wear flip-flops another 1/4 and regular shoes the rest. I’ve worn out 2 pair of higher quality $20 flip-flops in that time as well.
they’ll last at least 3 times longer, and likely 10 times longer, than the $20 sandals you find at stores
I bought some last year, from WOOT. They are the bomb, and worth the money in durability and comfort. Really high quality, and many people think they are an excellent brand, including me. In for another I think.