I was a big fan of the previous version of these shoes, and - despite the reviews - had been hoping that these would be similar enough to replace the ones that are getting worn out since you don't make the very comfortable previous version anymore. Besides the arch support, the thing I've always loved about my Reefs was the material used to go between my toes. it was not rigid, and didn't cause discomfort. I was dismayed to find that the new version has rubber (or some other type of plastic/silicone material) between the toes now, rather than the "ribbon-like" material of the previous versions (still used on the Gingers), which is pretty UNcomfortable. Unfortunately, I hadn't noticed this before I took the tags off the two pairs I bought, so I'm now stuck with them.
PLEASE bring back the old Stargazer shoes. This is NOT an improvement and a lot of people feel the same way!