Love the new styles coming out and this is no exception. My friends just can't believe they are Crocs. Based on other Crocs in my collection, I decided to purchase one size up, simply because I may decide to wear these with or without socks, depending on the occasion and my mood, and I find that whenever there is a closed heel, my foot tends to be pushed forward. As of now, I am sure glad I went for the larger size. They are not swimming and seem to be holding shape nicely. I particularly like the rubber traction and should have greater sole durability than more standard Crocs as a result. I like the removable cushioned insert and the arch support which is not overkill and just enough to make this a shoe I can wear all day long.