I have been wearing this shoe for a couple of days now, and my first impression is that it lives up to the excellent reviews by various minimalist runners who got hold of early samples. The shoe is very flexible - it can easily be rolled into a ball - and light (390 g for the pair on my scales). It has a wide toe-box that doesn't constrict my toes, and the fit is glove-like around my mid-foot. The heel-cup is also a good fit, with a low, soft heel-tab that doesn't irritate my Achilles insertion (unlike many running shoes). The upper is mainly a mesh outer so very breathable and perhaps a bit cold in winter. There is a soft lining with no exposed seams, so socks not needed. It is marketed as a trail shoe but the sole is fine on roads - very comfortable. Although there is no arch support (as there shouldn't be), the sole is contoured to fit the arch, which felt strange at first but I quickly got used to it, and it didn't affect running or walking. Ground feel is excellent even though there is good protection from stones and roots especially under the forefoot. I have tried various minimalist shoes including inov-8, vibram fivefingers and terra plana, which are all good shoes but the Trail Gloves are the best yet for me. I struggle to maintain good form unless I run in minimalist shoes, and these have got the feel just right. They look good, too (better than the photos on the website at the time of writing). The only bad points are cold toes and too expensive.