I looked at these shoes for a while before I purchased. I ordered my pair and was so pleased when they arrived. I stopped at post office on my way to a hike, and I broke in the shoes the very day I received then. I wear a womens size 7, and the shoes fit perfectly. Not only are they light in weight, compared to my hiking boots, once on you feel light footed, like walking on pillows. I wear them almost every day -- to walk my dog, to hike, to grocery shop. I am looking at other Merrell designs, and will likely be purchasing more shoes from Merrell.