Its their own fault. They were a pain to get adjusted and ultimately never really fit right.
I'm sad for it though, all they had to do was make the thong bigger. I'm still considering finding some 10/11 medium Nitranes and XL thongs and riding those till they straight up die. One of my favorite highbacks of all time, the urethane towers in the old Ride footbeds were soo money, once broken in the strap was great...