Comments: This is a good minimalist shoe for varied surfaces and conditions. If I am going for a race or run that includes both road and trail, I pack this shoe. I have used it on long, 20+ milers and on short track workouts. It's a workhorse. You can expect the sticky rubber on the outsole to wear down about as quickly as the Vibram outsoles on the NB Trail Minimus or the Merrell Trail Glove. Take care not to lace too tightly--I did and ended up with some stubborn metatarsal pain. Pretty sure that was user error, not a shoe flaw. I normally go 0-drop, but these are great for those days when you need a little more oomf to your shoe.
From: Chas, Cornelius, NC
Comments: Bought these to use in place of/addition to Vibram Komodo Sports because of cold weather and I'm in the Army, and the Army has said no VFF's in uniform. These are very light weight, comfortable to run in. I have wide feet (2-4E depending on shoe) and these fit well-better than Merrell or New Balance minimalist offerings. Initially, they almost felt like they had a negative drop to me, though I think that was psychological on my part. I agree, they are a bit scratchy on the inside (mesh) so I wouldn't be to nuts about trying these sockless. Though I wore fairly light sock and didn't have any issues. For an inaugural run I tried them on my long run day. 13 miles and no blisters or other issues. Very happy with them and with the prompt service.
From: Chris, Syracuse, NY USA
Comments: I agree..seems to fit long so order half size down. Also is very wide. I am on the narrow side.. a B to C width but still this shoe is wide..the eyelets are up next to each other. So if you have narrow feet you might at least consider a women's version. Seems well made shoe otherwise. Also..note.. kind of scratchy on the inside for those of you like me who go sockless.
From: HIgh Mesa Fitness®,Grand Junction, Co. U.S.A
Comments: The shoe seems to fit larger than stated (editor's comment: shoe description now recommends going down a half size). If you like snugger fits, order half size smaller. Very comfortable and great range of motion. Perfect for CrosFit.
From: Mike, Lake Ariel, PA, USA