These have quickly become my favorite pair of shoes. I was in the market for an approach shoe as a do it all, from light hiking, approaches (obviously) and just wearing around town. Most approach shoes are basically lite hiking shoes w/ sticky rubber. I tend to roll my ankles a lot in conventional shoes, so I needed an minimalist version. These shoes fit the bill perfectly. Basically the shoe Sanuk should be making. Just enough padding to take the edge off, weigh nothing, zero support, and a super sticky sole that works great in the foothills of Colorado. My ankles and knees are sooo much happier in these than any other shoe I have ever worn. When funds allow I will probably buy a few more pairs in case they stop making them. I really wish there were more minimalist shoes out there like this. I don't run, so the standard crop of goofy barefoot running shoes don't fit the bill, these do, and look good enough to wear around town too!