This shoe is a good pickup for every-day wear. I love the style and appearance, and they were comfortable right out of the box. I feel like it's a decent walk-around shoe for the barefoot crowd for those occasions when it's cold, wet, or minimalists shoes are otherwise inappropriate--like at my business-casual workplace (though I know there are shoes in the Merrell barefoot line for that purpose). I took mine right out of the box and on a 10-day work trip to Europe, during which I walked a great deal and was subjected to quite a bit of wet, cold, weather. They did great. Perhaps my only complaint is that the tread on the ball of the foot began to wear off almost immediately--like, within that first week or 10 days. . Not the end of the world for the type of shoe it is, but something worth noting.