These are great. I do not have easy feet to fit or to make comfortable. The cushioning is cushiony enough -- very important for my aging feet -- and there's plenty of width for the toes. It's a flattering design, in that the shoes do not look like gunboats as many shoes my size do. I hike the woods and field trails with my dog. A lot of the ground is uneven, some of it slippery and gravelly, some muddy, lots of it rocky and criss-crossed with tree roots. There are streams to cross. Once the rock I was stepping on slipped away and my foot plunged into the creek, but the shoe stayed dry. Maybe it wouldn't stay dry for wading, but it worked for (quick) fording. I like the light weight, and because the cushioning is good and the toe box roomy enough, I don't have to wear my orthotics. (True for my other Merrells (Encores), as well.) The Q form, or whatever they call it, is a real benefit. No more pronating, and my right foot never toes out. Right knee is happy. Thank you.