The Float-Life technology these Livia sandals are made with means that the soles are super light, shape to your foot, and allow a lot of movement but without feeling every little bump you walk over (jagged terrain and long walks welcome). It makes them feel very sturdy and keeps the foot in place. It’s the ‘high energy return cushioning’ that does it.
In conclusion, sizable pillow comfort, absolutely worth it for a good night’s sleep, and takes up less space than grabbing the ones off your bed. Not so great if packing space is at a premium though. If space is an issue, you can shave off a few cms, and go for the small or medium ones instead.
What converted me to Nordic Walking is that it improved my walking – I get out and about on two feet a lot – having a dog tends to do that. I’ve always been a fast walker but it transpires that I’ve not been very efficient and my posture tends to make people wince. Adding these poles has straightened my back, and my stride and gait have improved no end and going up hills is now child’s play!