I love these shoes. I wear them for short runs / walks in my neighborhood, the road surface running from paved to gravel to dirt. I have to watch where I step on the gravelly parts but I expected that. I normally wear a 9 in running shoes and the 9 in these fit perfectly, I've never had any blisters (I don't wear socks w/ them) or other foot problems. I think they're making my feet stronger too. Definitely worth the money.
(I would also like to say, these were my first order from Backcountry and I'm very please with the service. I also really love the "get stoked" emails, I realize it's a marketing tool, and it really works.)