Reviewed by jayebee from Penn Valley, California on Thursday, February 21, 2013
When the shoes arrived I was certain that they were too small. However, they fit when I tried them on. They are incredibly lightweight and "minimalist" is an appropriate term for their function - they have absolutely no padding or cushioning. My wife and I walk, daily (we both received a pair) and wore them for a four-mile walk. We were impressed with their lightness but felt as though they needed more padding in the footbed. I must add that our walk included some dirt trail and some asphalt. The shoes definitely felt more comfortable on the dirt trail. We have since returned to wearing our padded running shoes for our daily walks. In retrospect, some minimalist padding would probably help. As of this writing I have not tried it but I am concerned, because the shoes fit so snuggly that sufficient padding may make them too tight. I will provide an update soon. Overall, with some padding I think that these shoes will work well as a light-duty trail shoe and as an "every day" shoe, as an alternative to sandals. We aren't trail runners but they may work well for that use.