I had never tried a shoe like this before, but I'm thrilled with these. I did choose to wear them for short periods of time for a couple of weeks to break them in (they rubbed a bit at the back of my heel) but now they feel great. They're a perfect "everywhere" shoe, lightweight, low profile, comfortable, and they have actually helped with a problem on my left foot, allowing me to walk with less pain than in other shoes.
My husband surprised me with these shoes for my birthday. They're super comfortable and I love the padding and also the lacing system.