The first thing I thought when I took the Magnifly out of the box was “I love the wide toe box!” Trying them on, my feet felt at home. The 5mm heel to toe drop is comfortable, the cushioning just thick and soft enough to make my heels happy. The shoes are very light weight, making stepping and running effortless.
So far I have worn the Magnifly around the house (for the first day), running errands, and on two or three 3-mile runs. Now that I know that I won’t get blisters, I will use them exclusively for running, not daily wear. The wide toebox really agrees with my feet; I never get the “toes are restricted” feeling as the miles tick by.
Topo Athletics strives to produce “natural wear” shoes. The Magnifly has a natural, comfortable feel with a little more cushion than most minimalist shoes on the market, which offers more protection on uneven surfaces as well as pavement.
Overall, my first impression of this shoe is very favorable. I look forward to using it on longer runs as my feet get used to the decreased heel to toe drop.