late review, but after wearing these for two months, I can be honest... I love these.
I do warehouse work, unloading freight manually from semi trailers. I'm 5'8", overweight, flat-footed, and am standing/walking on cement no less than 8 hours a day. I bought the trail (orange) in a 10.5 to fit my orthopedic inserts. I wear them with toe socks.
first day was awkward. my toes didn't want to enter their proper "homes." tightening the bungee laces was tedious... I had to work the laces from the bottom up three times before I found them tight enough (female with long narrow feet). Getting the socks on the first time was a bigger chore. For both, I found it easier at first to put my fingers between the toes to push them on. And even though I bought them a little big, they fit just right without my orthodics... normally that would render the shoes useless for me, but I decided to try them anyhow outside of work.
I kid you not, my feet hurt less than they have in years. I work in them, I hike trails, I shop. They have a very built up arch and my toes strongly prefer being spaced apart. I don't even need my inserts in them. The first few days, the last digit of my toes would get tender after a few hours, but resting for ten minutes relieved any pain. At first, I was genuinely concerned about stubbing my toes in them (the rubber doesn't prevent a direct-hit at all) but somehow, smashing my toes into things hasn't hurt yet. But kicking heavy objects does. A lot. I've had to train myself to flex to toes upwards and kick/push with the ball of my foot instead.
After 2 months, they are still holding up reasonably well. I notice the treds on the outer heel edge are smoothing (normal for me). No holes, inside or out.
A couple gripes though. Firstly, with the mesh between the toes, even the tiniest puddle means a soaked foot. Secondly, the tred traction on these is possibly the worst i've ever had. I can grip with the toes so climbing is way better, but if I'm pulling a 2000 lb pallet with a jack and need to suddenly stop or restart from said stop, I skid more often than not. I've also hiked a muddy trail in them and nearly went down a few times, muchly humoring my friends. Ironic, considering this is the "Trail" model.
But in good weather, these make a great walking shoe. I advise them to anyone that suffers flat foot related pain. I can't compare them to vibrams but I can say this: my job allows my footwear, but finds vibrams to be insufficient protection and sends workers home to change. That thick sole has its benefits.