A very, very hard shoe at first! But give it some time... Feels like a Dutch clog. Lol That, and the string section at the lowest part of the shoe makes it feel VERY tight on the top of your foot at first. The stringing goes lower than most shoes. Toes feel over restrained at first. It's kind of clunky, but looks great on the foot. It's rigidity makes it extremely stable lifting weights - no forefoot rollover possible. After it's broken in after a day or two, it feels good. Creases develop in the flex area, which I don't like... On the firmer side of comfortable. I will buy again because of the vivid coloring. Very water resistant.