This shoe is perfect for me--super light weight,decent arch support, and a sole that cushions while still allowing my feet to feel what's under them. I have worn them on long days of walking as a tourist in cities and towns, on well tended trails, and throughout any typical day as I do errands, take walks, cook, and am otherwise on my feet. My feet never feel particularly tired or sore. I have worn them nearly constantly in warm weather for the past 2 years. I did initially try a very similar Merrill barefoot shoe which wasn't as good a fit for me. This one felt just right as soon as I put it on. It helps to be in a local retail setting, since not all lasts are identical.