My feet are slightly wide but skinny. This shoe felt too narrow even though I knew the sheepskin would pack down on the inside. I'd say about half the shoes I buy are in a wide width. Another problem was that there was no sheepskin on the bottom of this shoe, so I would recommend ordering a sheepskin insert to make these warmer for winter. I did order a size larger than normal, due to the reviews that I read, and the shoe was a perfect length. But due to the narrowish width, I returned these. I also beleive that a barefoot shoe made for winter should have a slightly thicker sole.
I was looking specifically for a zero drop hiking boot that I could use for medium terrain trails in Shenandoah National Park. Also wanted flexibility for the occasional rock scramble. So far the boots have done well. have not put more than 6 or 7 miles on them, but they are, so far, what I have been looking for. The durability test is upcoming.
That said, the sizing run small for what zero drop folks would expect. The description says to go up one size. I normally wear a 39-40. So I ordered a 41. Too short and too tight. returned them and ordered a 42. That size fits perfect with a decent pair of socks. They feel light on the feet.
Great lightweight soe for water exercises. Extra width in toe area give a boost to using feet and legs. Fits snugly through heel. Dries quickly. No more soggy water shoes to pull on or to have in my gym bag.
One of the most comfortable shoes I've owned. Helps with balance because
it allows you to walk naturally. I have flat feet yet this shoe feels great.
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