I got my shoes today, seem to be genuine Golites. It was a deal at $40, but they sent the wrong style. I think this guy raided a shoe truck, he's now selling Mions too. So until he sends the right pair, I have the Eidolons, which are the weirdest shoes ever.
First off, why do shoes need to be light if they are meant to be causal shoes? UL is great when hiking or running, but who cares when it's UL-walking-around-the-house. C'mon Golite... is that serious? At least this pair does have the heal.
Secondly, they have holes in the side, presumably to lighten them, but unless you have grey socks it looks hilarious with 4 big holes in each shoe. If you stepped in a puddle the inside would instantly be wet.
Third, the back of these are stiff plastic or something similar, and just walking around the house I could tell this would rub on my heal pretty bad. I've never had shoes rub like that before.
Forth, maybe this is a running shoe feature, but the sole curves up at the ball of my foot more than any shoe I've felt before. This makes walking awkward, but would probably be a good thing if you were running and on your toes.
Fifth, I knew they weren't amazingly lighter than other shoes (and I haven't weighed these ones yet but it's advertised at 10.9oz each I think), but my other shoes are only 1.3oz heavier each.
So, if you like to stay on your toes while around the house, these may be the shoes for you. Wear some colorful socks for a laugh too.