Danger ranking: 3. "A bit of a wedge is better than a completely flat espadrille because it offers a little more support. And the rope soles can provide more of a lift than thin ones. These are good for light activity—walking or standing in moderation—but not much more than that."
Best for: Family reunions; picnicking in the park
Avoid: Energetic frolicking (especially in the rain)
Doctor's note: "The fabric would be more comfortable for those with calluses and bunions that are irritated by leather straps and hardware."