I never write reviews. I know that's bad. I have ordered countless numbers of times and never felt compelled to write any comments. However, I cannot stop raving about how much I love these shoes. The shoes are comfortable and incredibly functional. I hike in Temescal Canyon on a trail that is extremely steep going up, and then I run downhill back to the base. These shoes are flexible enough to give me the traction I need climbing at an incline, and they're roomy enough in the toebox so that I can run downhill comfortably without my toes jamming into the top of the shoe. I hike more frequently because of these shoes. They are so comfortable, I also wear them to take long walks with the dog. I highly recommend the shoe. Regarding the other reviews commenting on size, I purchased my normal size. I usually wear a size 5.5 or 6 and I bought the size 6.