I live in downtown Chicago and need a shoe with great support and padding as I walk a few miles every day on concrete sidewalks. When I first got this shoe, I was a little disappointed as I did NOT want a barefoot shoe and was looking for a straight trail running shoe. After a few walkabouts, I have totally changed my mind about barefoot shoes. This shoe provides amazing support, is very soft and light, and provides the perfect amount of cushion. The support comes from the actual construction of the shoe and how it wraps around my foot rather than just putting a bump in the insole the way traditional tennis shoes do. If I want more support, I just tighten the laces. The shoe breathes great and I'm not getting the foot fatigue feeling that I normally did after a 5 mile hike over concrete sidewalks. Nice shoe. I'll be getting it again.