I've been a long time VFF wearer - other models. I just received these (my first pair of Signas) today, and out of the box, they look and feel great. I know VFF have had some persistent quality and durability issues, so I'll just have to see how these hold up. Be aware, when I got sized at REI for VFFs, the tool they use said I should be a 42. However, when I tried a pair of the V-Trails on in store, the 42s were way too tight and short. Soooo, when I ordered these directly from Vibram, I went with a 43 and they are just about right. I actually probably could have gone up to a 44. For reference, I usually wear at 10 or 10.5 normal street shoe.