I'm not one to write reviews, mainly because I believe that personal opinion is just that: personal. But as both a fan and an advocate of the barefoot movement, I feel it's important to let my fellow barefooters know when a product is worth a look. Prior to this purchase, I owned four pair of Vibram FiveFingers, two pair of Fila Skeletoes, and one pair of Teva Zilch sandals. I bought the Wonder Glove in both black and aluminum, which is a nice neutral light khaki. As a woman in a corporate environment, these are now my go-to barefoots. It's a challenge to make any kind of a barefoot shoe work with business casual attire, but these fit the bill. Even without the added benefit of being a barefoot shoe, they're just plain cute. The mesh fabric on the sides of the shoes wipes clean, even from mud, and the leather toe and heel have resisted scuffing despite wear virtually every day. As for the barefoot experience, these are a zero drop shoe with a thin Vibram sole. Because of that, they provide great ground feel, but I'm not sure I'd wear them for a hike in the woods. But that's not the point of these shoes - they're intended for those of us who want to embrace the barefoot movement every day in all settings. Note: If you're new to the barefoot movement, you need to adapt slowly, as the muscles in your feet will make you sorry if you don't. Please do some research and follow the tips for easing your way into barefoot shoes a little at a time. As someone who's suffered with foot problems for years, I can tell you that the benefits of a shift to a barefoot lifestyle can be remarkable. The bottom line is that while it's definitely a pricey shoe, you get what you pay for. And the Wonder Glove is worth every penny.