Nothing beats the way Birkenstock soles feel. It's like they become a part of your body an extension of your feet. The Birkenstock Milano Oiled Leather Sandals give you the cork induced comfort that you love plus a comfortable ankle strap so you quit accidentally losing your sandals when you do that heel kick thing you do. Don't deny it. Every time you get a little excited, you pull the ol' heel kick out of your bag of tricks, and every time, it's ruined because you have to go back and pick up your shoes.