I like these a lot. They are definitely true barefoot shoes, a little on the narrow side but the upper is stretchy enough that my toes still have wiggle room. They are pretty nice looking as well, though if I could change something I would have less embellishment with the stitching - I don't love having all my shoes scream 'outdoor gear.' The one-star deduction is a combination of the color, which is WAY more purple than it looks in the photos, and the fact that the leather parts scuff if you even look at them wrong. The actual construction seems durable though. And like all Merrell shoes, these seem to run about a half size large compared to other brands.
Feels half size too big
Feels true to width
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend