The pros? These shoes are reasonably priced, they dry quickly and therefore haven''t gotten funky/mildewy, and when they fit correctly, they''re great to wear in the water. They are aerodynamic and feel like an extension of your feet. They''re compact and squish down to almost nothing in my gym bag. I also get positive comments on them from classmates -- people like the fun yellow color and Keds-like styling, as do I.
Unfortunately... the big con of this shoe is that the sizing is downright wacky. I wish Okespor would make these in whole AND half-sizes so I could get them to fit properly.
I bought these shoes to wear during water aerobics. I normally wear a 9.5 shoe, but like many reviewers have said, these run large so I tried Euro 39/40, which is supposed to be a woman''s 8 or 8.5. They are really hard to get on, but it does fit. (If I go up one size to a Euro 41/42 the shoe is definitely too large and flops around a lot if I try to swim in them.)
I can''t walk in the pool for very long in the Euro 39/40 (they seem too tight and constricting and make the side of my foot hurt) so I often remove them during my shallow-water class, but I wear them for the entire deep-water class since my feet never touch the bottom. Also, I''ve torn the seams on the shoe just from putting them on. (It''s best to pull them on in the pool to avoid this problem, FYI, but I have to walk around a city pool locker room so I put them on dry after removing my street shoes to avoid the nasties.)
If I only did shallow-water aerobics classes, or had to walk on the beach with my water shoes, I would definitely be in the market for a more supportive athletic-style water shoe, but especially for the deep water class my Froggs are great and I''ll continue to enjoy them. But Okespor, c''mon, think about adding those half sizes. :)