Great looking shoe and well constructed. However, due to arch support and narrow mid-foot sizing, I wouldn't recommend them to someone looking for a barefoot shoe. These are much looser than the "glove" sneakers (I've tried several of the sneakers, none of which I can wear for pretty much the same reasons stated here) due to the lack of laces, but since the sole has raised edges that cup your foot, they are still restrictive in the mid-foot area (been in barefoot shoes about 18 months now - maybe my feet flattened out). That, combined with the arch support, which is quite significant (and uncomfortable for me, at least) make them a disappointment for someone looking for a casual barefoot(ish) shoe, like myself. These shoes seem more of a transitional shoe for someone graduating from "normal" shoes. I really wanted to love them, and the Glove series gets great reviews, but not from me.