I have had these shoes for a few weeks now, And it took my feet a little while to get used to them. But now i absolutely love them. It seems like the more i wear them the more comfortable they get. I bought my wife the shoe in the Purple and black and she has had the exact same experience. Just give your feet a week or so to get used to em and you'll never want to take them off. I wear a 10.5 and they fit perfect. My wife wears a woman's 9 and her also fit just right. I bought the grey and orange pair and i decided to change out the laces to dark grey to match the shoe and in my opinion it makes them look much better. The laces that come with the shoe aren't bad looking there just a little stiff. And you can actually feel the laces on the top of your foot. But my wife is fine with her laces and she just thinks im crazy! But to make a long story short, I would absolutely recommended these shoes for anyone who is hiking, walking or just for your regular everyday shoe.