I got these shoes for a trip to S. America. I was looking for something that would handle the heat of summer, put up with a lot of walking/hiking, and would not have too much brand name plastered across it. They feel light and have good ventilation. They do run small. I had to return the first pair I ordered to size up. Even with the correct size, these shoes hug your feet and are a bit narrower in the toes than a normal pair of sneakers. For that reason, they didn't look too great with socks. For most days, they were very comfortable for city walking and hiking. I had one day of 8 hours of hiking where my toes were sore and red by the end of the day.