Merrell barefoot shoes are hands down the best shoes I’ve ever worn. The Vapor Gloves are like wearing slippers. This style in particular is more casual looking than other styles which are more traditional running looking. They are durable, sticky bottom for traction, and allow my feet better contact with the ground due to the zero drop (no heal cushion), thin sole, and no extra padding. As a result, I’ve notice better posture, less lower back, hip, and knee pain when walking around for a long time, and also stronger ankle strength. Tip: It will take some time to get the bottoms of your feet calloused enough to be comfortable, took me about 3 months and now I won’t wear non-zero drop shoes anymore. DO NOT run long distances with these until your feet get adjusted and you change your running posture or you will likely injure yourself.