I ordered these for my 5 year old a couple weeks ago. He LOVES them. At first he said they weren't comfortable, but I think that's because he's never worn "barefoot" shoes before and had to kind of adjust. He wanted the Seaport color and they are just like the picture. Very fun shoe! He loves the fact that he doesn't have to wear socks with them as well. A thread did start to come out of the seam, but a quick chat with customer service and that issue is fixed. I have a pair of barefoot shoes for myself and I LOVE them, which is why I decided to splurge on a pair for my son. Hopefully they'll last the summer, but I am extremely impressed with Merrell's customer service and quality so far. It's nice that there are still companies with good customer service. That's what keeps people coming back! The only thing I'd change (maybe) is the fact that since they don't tie (which is wonderful because HE can put them on and go), they aren't adjustable. They are a little wide in the heel, but he doesn't seem to mind. As for sizing, they are they same size if you hold them up to his other tennis shoes, but since they aren't as bulky they seem bigger.