"This is the most unique shoe I have ever seen. It caught my eye and I just had to have it. The fabric is gorgeous, and a tad brighter in person. The colors just pop! You can place the velcro straps on any of the three spots. You can criss-cross or keep 'em straight, or however you like. Underneath the velcro is a hard string to tie the shoe. It's hidden under velcro. The shoe fits great, true-to-size! Really, you can wear these shoes with any color, but looks really good when you complete the rugged look with the same style clothing. My advice, get these shoes! You'll have 'em forever!"