So, let's start with the negative - the complaints are valid; the durability and build quality of these slippers are not great. My first pair had a tear in it within a couple of weeks and eventually a few months later had the sole develop a crack along the side where it attaches to the rest of the slipper. My second pair is now also experiencing similar issues 5+ months in. However, despite that, I am still giving these slippers 5 stars and plan on ordering another pair shortly. Why is that? Two big reasons:
1. Comfort - I find the memory foam, materials, etc. overall to be quite comfortable, especially for an indoor/quick outdoor type slipper.
2. NO STINK! - This is the overwhelming factor for me. As a middle aged man, I have owned many slippers over the past 30+ years. They have all started to stink within weeks of initial use. I really do not have smelly feet - honest - but the combo of no socks and putting them on fresh out of the shower likely leads to incredibly funky slippers in no time. We're talking so stinky that you can't keep them by the bed because they would stink you out. This has been a real problem. I have searched for years to try to find something that won't stink after using them. I literally just took off the ones I have on now (5+ months old) and took a whiff - totally bearable!
So, the bottom line is that construction may be shoddy, comfort is good, but likely could be matched by other more durable options, but if you have problems with smelly, fuzzy…