Rated4out of5byLizzieJo7fromComfortable, strong solesI use these for cross training activities (weight lifting, circuit training, jumping, short running intervals). I haven't tried them for jogging and longer runs. The first couple of times I wore the shoes, the pink color bleed onto my socks and now my white socks are slightly pink.
Date published: 2013-06-20
Rated3out of5byWalk Flyfromcomfy, but ...the shoes seemed comfortable at first , but after a long walk, noticed the back of the right foot was rubbed. left foot wear was comfortable, with no rubbing. not sure if i got a defective shoe or the fit wasn't quite right.
returned shoes so do not know if the shoe would have softened and worked out.
Date published: 2013-06-19
Rated5out of5byhjehnesfromAwesome Shoes!!These shoes rock! I have them in two colors and wear them all the time. They provide great arch support, which is not what I expected. I also LOVE the fact that my feet do not smell when I take them off. I had a pair of merrell bare foot sneakers that made my feet smell horrible. I highly recommend these shoes. They are super stylish and feel great on my feet.
Date published: 2013-05-19
Rated5out of5byAKFHHfromLove 'em!My knees have been bothering me and my right knee hurt all the time for several months. We traveled to warmer weather in Feb and after wearing sandals for 3 weeks my knee felt better. When we returned home to the cold I got these Merrell Barefoot shoes and my knee remained better. Now regular shoes make my knee hurt and these minimalists are what I wear all the time. No problems with the back of my heels. I like the Lithes in the cold weather (they are not mesh). I also got a pair of Lithe MJ's for around the house as they are easier to get on and off.
Date published: 2013-03-20
Rated1out of5byConstantlyOutsidefromBummer!I was so excited to get these shoes in the mail, but my excitement was extremely short lived. As soon as I put them on the first time, I noticed that the backs of these shoes were very stiff and poked into the backs of my heels in an odd and uncomfortable way. I decided to try to break them in with a low intensity five mile walk, but by mile three, the backs of my heels were rubbed raw, by mile four, they were bleeding, and by the time I got home, I has spent the last several blocks walking on my tiptoes just to avoid putting any weight on my heels. Needless to say, these will be going back to REI immediately.
Date published: 2013-02-15
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