I think that many of us would like to have the *option* to have larger footstraps. In the winter, many people wear booties. Even barefooted, I have wide feet (bunions) for a woman, and we have lots of broken shells, broken glass, other sharps on the beach, and booties are a safe idea. As it is now, I cannot get my feet into the straps unless they are in the front screw hole and the back screw hole. Set this way, the straps collapse to flat and I have to spend precious time trying to wiggle my foot into one strap, then into the other. If I set the straps narrower, I can't get in at all. So I buy and use aftermarket straps.
I hope someone at Starboard R&D hears us and makes the necessary changes.