I was a little hesitant in order the Solo Originals. I oscillated between a nice pair of Barefoots and this hiking shoe and finally settled on the Solo (I already own a pair of Barefoots).
Well, let me tell you, I am impressed.
The fit is great, the style reto and awesome, and so far - the feeling going up and down pretty steep inclines has been wonderful. Even when my other friends' feet are getting soaked on mushy tundra, my feet are nice and dry (and so very hip).
I am definitely happy I settled on this purchase.
Added bonus, these hikers look great even when I am not on the mountain. I have NEVER worn a hiking shoe to just kick it around town - and here I find myself pulling on a pair of skinny jeans and showing these babies off. I am ridiculous.