Great overall shoe, lots of cushion but light and fast. Agree with other reviewers, this is indeed a snug fit but natural. Suggest ordering half size up if wearing thicker socks. Often I wear these without socks and have no issues. A very thin, liner type sock for longer distances is recommended. To summarize, Hoka-like cushion with minimalist type feel. Best of both worlds. If conditions are muddy and wet, or snow-filled (think Utah Spring 2011) then I would pick the Crosslite 2.0 over this shoe, otherwise, I would go with this one for a long rocky race or short distances too.