This is the 3rd pair of shoes I've now purchased, I just needed a pair of boots for when the winter properly hits and being on my feet all day these are perfect. I ordered the 6 but found out I need to go up a size simply because my toes have grown? (My feet are doing what they're suppose to be doing and the toes are spreading out) I've also got a trainer for the gym and finding I don't get the pain like I did before in my legs. I can highly recommend this company and there products!
Like bring barefoot, only weatherproof
Sizing: My one foot is typically a UK size 5, and the other a size 6; I initially ordered a 39 according the larger foot (I guess I am still used to "sizing up" to compensate for narrow shoes), but had to exchange them for the 38, which was perfect. They are very snug around the ankle and mid-foot so my foot doesn't slide around, but wonderfully roomy in the toes.
Comfort: This is where these boots excel. I enjoy being barefoot and feeling the texture of surfaces I am walking on, and this is the closest feeling to being barefoot that I have experienced in a shoe. I have the tactile experience of muddy paths, paved surfaces or carpet, while being protected from the elements. It's easy to forget that I have them on, aside from the snugness around the ankle.
If you are used to wearing even moderately-stacked heels, you may experience a feeling of falling backwards onto your heels in these, but should acclimatise once you learn to redistribute your weight properly on your feet.
Utility: In a cool, rainy Vancouver winter, I have been warm and dry. I've been wearing them with both pants and skirts, and even as "business casual", but if you're not used to minimalist shoes, be warned that the very thin sole is very different aesthetically, looking almost like wide leather socks. I like it, but your mileage may vary.
I loved the concept of vivobarefoot and have purchadef my first pair
Boots were immediately comfortable and made from soft leather
Also boots look good and have generated a number of enquiries about make and philosophy behind the design