Jill the beautiful gardening lady recommended the Kujo Yard Shoe, and I'm so happy that she did ! I started wearing my new shoes right after they arrived, and I find them comfortable and attractive, and it's easy to see that these are well made. KuJo makes a quality outdoor shoe all the way, including the shoe strings ! They hold fast when tied, and just do not slip or come untied. Your shoes and shoe strings are the very best that I have ever had. Bravo !