Waterproof :) and thicker sole = freedom!
I was in dire need of a waterproof barefoot shoe considering the incredible amounts of rain we have been getting in California. Having soaking wet feet in the cold was not leading me to healthy feet! This boots are light weight and highly flexible - I need to wear them more so they become like a second skin as this are a bit stiff where they flex. I expect that stiffness will ease with use. I will likely buy another pair should I wear these out. Excellent protection but maintains the natural foot flex with good grip.
Good, but not my favorite.
I wanted minimalist hiking shoes for an upcoming vacation, and these are exactly that. I have wide feet, and I wish they were ever so slightly wider in the toe area. I want more room for my big toe especially. And I'm really not a fan of shoes that go up my ankle, but that's a personal preference. I think these will be good for hiking, but I won't wear them as everyday shoes.
Love how close to the earth I feel in these.