What a great product! I had recently decided to try the route of minimalist/barefoot running to strengthen bones and muscles in my feet and adjust my running form. I've been plagued with severe shin splints almost all my life, primarily due to hard heel-striking and perhaps some structural issues in the leg or hip area. Anyway, I did a LOT of research on minimalist shoes and the Vapor Gloves definitely stood out from the crowd. Decided to try them out, and after running in them almost daily (short 3 to 5 miles runs) for the last one month, I can honestly say these are the best running shoes I have ever owned. In fact, they're so comfortable that I spend most of the day in them, even at work. If you're new to minimalist running and in the market for shoes, the Vapor Gloves are a slam-dunk no-brainer choice. You'll be glad you did.