I can't re-iterate the comment above enough. Out of the box these are the most gorgeously designed trail shoe brimming with top end quality, the colour is mesmerising you just want to throw them on and go out running. The size fits true, and they hug your feet beautifully. Out on my local trail the sole just conforms to the uneven surface and you hardly fell a bump in the road. The shoe is quite minimalist and light but you feel safe in them at all times, never feel like I'm going to roll an ankle. Downhills are as easy as uphills, no blisters as yet. I would even feel confident doing a 10k or something on the road. Quality.