These are great shoes. They have a lightweight/minimalist feel, but with just enough cushion to make them more comfortable for running or hiking, especially on the heels. The tread is very grippy, and although they are not the widest shoes, they have plenty of room for those of us with moderately wide feet. They're super comfortable; plus they look great for just wearing around. If you haven't tried them on, however, they run a full half size too big (at least). I usually wear a 7 1/2 or 8, but I would definitely be more comfortable in a 7 in these shoes.