No hot air here, this shoe is amazing...I've worn them now for 6 months summer and winter and in both climates and there flawless. I cant find one thing wrong with them period. I went back and ordered another pair just in case they stop making them and most likely will get a third pair because its hard to find a great shoe and stocking up is my answer. Thanks for reading and I know you will enjoy the shoe especially when buying from MooseJaw with performance service. JRCooper
I have flat feet so any shoe, no matter how great, tends to make my feet hurt after a while. Not so with these, they remain comfortable even after long periods. The cushioning and support is so spectacular that my wife is now wanting a pair! The square toe gives extra room for thick hiking socks without looking too clunky (like many hiking shoes do). This allows me to use it for hiking or a night on the town. Originally bought as a back-up, they have become my go-to shoe. They hold their own through rain...looking forward to using them in snow!
For the past two years I have been wearing zero drop shoes, notably Vibram FiveFingers and GoLite. I have tried some of the New Balance products but never found one that my feet really liked. Anyway, once you start wearing zero drop shoes, everything with any kind of heal feels weird and unbalanced. I have returned more shoes than purchased due to this problem... you just cannot tell by looking at a shoe exactly how much the drop may be. That is why when I see a spec like "4mm Drop / 10mm Cush / 21mm Stack Height", I know that someone else thinks this is important. Coming from my normal barefoot shoes, the lift is barely noticeable. I knew as soon as I put them on they were keepers. The fit is good, and while I can wear 11 or 11.5, depending on how the toe box is configured, the Proterra Sport has a slightly boxy toebox, making 11 great. Drenching rain in the Pac NW proved water proof quality. Very comfortable. If you don't need Gore-Tex maybe try the non-Gore model.