I love, love these sandals. With toe sandals I often find them to rub if made of a rough material but not padded between the toes. These are not padded at the toe, however they seem relatively soft. I have worn them often, although I have not walked long distances in them, however I think they are soft enough that they will not rub. The stitching on them is thick and the sandals seem well built for the price.If your feet are wide, you may need to size up too.