If you're using the size chart here on Vibram's US site your gonna end up with a larger shoe than you should have. (That's why a lot of people in the comments say to size down.) Use the size chart on Vibram's Europeon site to get the proper size. With that out of the way, on to the shoes themselves! I started running in minimalist shoes while in 2010 while I was still in the Army. "Toe shoes" were banned in uniform so I started with Nike Free 3.0(I can hear the groans from the minimalist purest now, but they served me well as a transitional shoe.), next was the Merrell Trail Glove which did me well in Afghanistan as I completed my enlistment and got out In 2012. I jumped on the Vibram train and over the next few years started what seems now like a "race to the bottom" with the Bikila LS, followed by the KSO EVO and then the Skinners running sock and the FYF sock. After my one and only run in the FYF's left me grimacing in pain everytime I stepped on the smallest of pebbles, I came to the conclusion that I had gone a little overboard with my minimalist pursuit. (Honestly if your thinking about FYF's you're better off going barefoot.) So since I only really run on roads, bike paths and paved surfaces I decided to try the shoe Vibram designed specifically for that purpose. And I'm glad I did! This shoe has been just what I was looking for! It is without a doubt my favorite running shoe ever! Vibram has definitely learned from and evolved the Bikila for the better! I ran 7 1/2 miles yesterday morning and my legs, knees and feet felt and feel great! In fact my legs have been feeling stronger than ever! These shoes are awesome! In fact they feel so amazing I'm currently looking into Vibram's "Casual" selection because I find myself not wanting to put my feet into regular shoes!
Carson City, NV