I typically run in VFF’s but wanted a shoe better suited for long distance on the road. These shoes with 0 drop and 12mm of cushion seemed to be what I was looking for, so I went to REI to try them on. First opinion, very light weight and fit as expected (I tried them on with injinji socks). You will notice the higher arch support, at first walking around it was noticeable and then I took a quick jog around the store and the shoe felt great. Took them home and wore them around the house for the weekend. Then went for a run yesterday and I think these will be great shoes for long distance on the road. Going from VFF’s to these was no problem, I’ll continue running in my VFF’s but for the long distance I think I’m going to stick with the Bare Access Ultras. I can’t wait to get more miles on them.