I had a difficult time finding the right shoe to fit my foot and have been so pleased with this shoe, spending all day in it and hiking
up & down trails without any issues! It's not supportive enough for backpacking, my feet got achy & tired during a 3 mile hike with pack, but it's not marketed as a backpacking shoe either. My foot is probably a little wider in the forefoot and narrower in the heel than average. In most shoes I tried on the heel would slip, which isn't good for hiking
, but this one has great heel control for me. It's very lightweight and not bulky. I did put waterproofing on the mesh, but could be interested in the Gore-Tex
version for the next pair. I am looking for them to come down in price and will stock up on another pair or two for the future (they've actually gone up since I bought them in late June). I am a size 8 with an average arch, and this 8 fit just right. I also bought a pair of Vasque
Velocity (not the 2.0) and they are just a little too narrow in the forefoot to wear for long periods, so it even varies within a brand!