I love, love these shoes! The design looks like a modern ninja. It is unique, edgy, sporty, and very comfortable. The padding on the toes feels very cushy, like a marshmallow. Initially, I bought size 8.5, but it was too tight due to the padded toe area, so I had to exchange it for one size bigger for better comfort, and it's perfect! I need to buy another one for my backup pair.