I loved these shoes. Normally I get shin splints and blisters with any new shoes on my first run. I went on my first run with them today (5 miles), no shin splints or blisters. The shoes are also extremely airy, I get good circulation through my feet, which I enjoy. I do have narrow feet, so the toe area is a bit loose, but nothing too impeding, I'm sure I'll get use to it with time!