Perfect for cooler months
I loved my pair of Kannas so I bought the Hi for the cooler months and they're perfect ... as long as it's dry outside. I love the style, warmth and snug fit above the ankle. This has become my go-to pair for cold weather that does not involve wetness ... and if I could make a wish, I'd love a similar shoe that is stylish, functional and can go play in the rain.
Cool shoe, but not right for me
It's a really cool looking shoe. I love the style and fit, but it's not the shoe for me. I ordered it looking for a new everyday shoe. I live in NYC and do lots of walking everyday. I am sure this would do well on grass or a softer surface, but the combination of concrete and minimal support in the bottom of shoe made my back and hips hurt (I also have very flat feet). I loved them when I was in the gym though and highly recommend this type of shoe for that purpose as they really let you feel the ground and find a heightened sense of stability. Unfortunately I have to return mine because I am in dire need a good walking shoe made for concrete.
These shoes are great. I had the regular (short) Kanna shoes before. These are more comfortable in situations where I want to have socks or I would rather my ankles not to be exposed. They are warmer than the regular Kanna shoes but also less breezy so I am not sure how they will fare in the summer. They look cool enough that I wore them in NYC on the street, but do have a bit of a "diving show" aesthetic to them which the regular Kanna doesn't have. Overall, the regular Kannas are cooler looking but these are more useful for me for the mild winter and for casual hiking. Another downside for both models is that when the sole gets wet they are very slippery. So they are not useful for walking next to tide pools or on trails that are a bit wet.