I recently claimed these canvas shoes by Kandals as a reward on Chictopia. I thought the description was intriguing - shoes that smell! Kandals markets their canvas shoes as having a "fresh strawberry" scented outsole, an eco-friendly design and a planted tree for every pair sold. I could really use a comfortable pair of summer shoes to throw on and wear all day without worrying about blisters, so I went for it.
I'm super pleased with them - they are very comfortable and have a nice, cushiony insole. I've worn them quite a few times already and plan on using them all summer. My feet are size 7 long and size 8 wide, so I usually go with 8, and these are a perfect fit in that size.
So, do they actually smell like fresh strawberries? No. Not to me. But the first whiff of them brought on a wave of nostalgia. As a tot I had some sort of princess cupcake doll that had a scented rubber component. I might have had a scented My Little Pony too. The smell of these shoes remind me so much of those old scented toys, and it's actually quite pleasant. The scent doesn't really add or detract from the quality for me. It's their simple design, cotton canvas construction and comfortable insoles that makes them ideal. If you aren't phased by scented footwear, I highly recommend them.