I wore out my five finger bikila's recently and I really wanted to try something that would be more durable. 2 bikila's in less than 8 months just isn't worth 100each. Enter these. I got them as a replacement running shoe, but I love them so much that I've found myself wearing them as my main casual shoe lately. they're extremely comfy and breathable (though not super ideal for utah winter weather. meh, worth it). They've replaced my merrell barefoots as my day to day campus shoe favorite by a landslide. The yellow is a killer color, can't wait till (if?) we pick up some more colors that vivobarefoot makes the evo in. considering buying a second pair so I can have a dedicated casual and running shoe. I took out the flimsy little insole and it helped it feel more like a true minimal shoe. highly recommend this.