May 25th, 2013
I've worn these shoes hiking, and they do a great job of not slipping. I've worn them in a situation where I had to stand for a few hours, and they were very comfy. I've gotten a few compliments (from friends and strangers) on how they look. There are two straps to attach on each side of the shoe (which I didn't realize from the picture), but that makes it easy to fasten them as tightly or loosely as you want.
I didn't have any transition problems with wearing these barefoot/minimalist shoes, but I know that can be common with these types of shoes. You do feel more of the ground underneath you than in some shoes (but it's not uncomfortable), and my feet don't feel pinched or constrained in these shoes.
The insole does have an unusual raised section on the heels, which took a few wearings to get used to. Also, the light, flexible insole isn't attached to the shoe, so it sometimes comes out with my foot when I'm taking off the shoe. Also, I think I would have needed shorter straps on the shoes, as they are a bit too long on the side, depending on how tightly I strap them.
I will wear them in a lot of different situations, but I'm not sure if I'd buy another pair like it. I'm happy with my purchase, though, and I might purchase a similar Jambu shoe if it were on sale.