I've been buying my wife these slippers for years. About every two years replacing these with the same slippers. She’s always loved them so much. This year she actually complained. Said they do not make them the same anymore. Thinner material, the bottom sole is thinner and not as wide. I am not sure i will be replacing them with genuine Lamo anymore. It’s very disappointing. It actually sort of hurt to hear that she felt that way and even say this. It was a tradition. Still nice but just not as nice. I’d rather have seen them raise their price. Cheaper certainly does not mean better. I rather have spent more and just leave them alone.