Mine actually came in Friday and I put in my first run on them this morning. Did four miles and my legs felt surprisingly better than they have while running in a while - could be from the rest of the weekend. I'm coming from running in Free 3.0s. I went by the sizing on the chart that they have and things fit exactly like they should so.....listen to what they say. Don't think I'll be switching back to regular shoes for working out now that I've tried these.
1) The shoe size chart they use is completely out of whack. not in my experience
2) They take a long time to put on and while they actually work better with socks, you need to buy toe socks for them. Easy to get on and you shouldn't [have room to] wear socks
3) I did not find them particularly comfortable and will not recommend them to be used for long runs or on cobblestone/ concrete pavements. Personal preference, but I like it
6) They are not suitable for everyone although with time, everyone could get used to it but the investment of time, effort and money could be wasted on some people. Those people who aren't willing to put in the time and effort probably won't buy them in the first place
9) Should be tried on physically in store before buying. The sizing is tricky and varies from model to model. I would agree if you can, but the size chart online worked for me
10) For such a simple idea and the lack of technology, they are really overcharging for the shoes, but that may be because of a lack or competition. I know of many other brands who take more effort and money to develop shoes and still manage to charge their products at similar price ranges. There are a few things wrong with this 1) Nike Frees retail at approx. the same price as VFF and Newtons cost upwards of $200. 2) Vibram soles, when found in other products, typically cost more because they ARE the best sole made 3) Production levels aren't high so costs will be higher.