Great looking, comfortable, but HUGE!
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Firstly, the service from Backcountry is superb and so are the prices and deals.
I really like these shoes. Seamless sock-like upper, feels like great traction on the sole (didn't venture outside in them though) and I think they would be super comfy if they were true to size. Or even remotely close to size.
Sadly, even trying on really thick socks with these, I just won't be able to make them work for me so I will return them. I bought them in my usual running shoe size and there is more than two clear inches between my big toe and the front end of the shoe. I suspect they will start to slip a lot on my feet. I put them next some several of my other pairs of trail shoes and these look easily two or more sizes larger than anything else I own and I already size up considerably for the extra room.
I recommend going down a full size in these. If I had done so, I'm confident I would have kept them.