I have been looking for a pair of black sandals and these Hadley sandals at Max Studio caught my eye. They are a new twist on the thong sandal that everyone is sporting right now. I really like the knots and the multiple stranded straps. And this may seem silly, but I want black sandals that are completely black. I have found a lot of pairs where the straps are black, but the sole isn't. These are ideal for me.