Not a bad running shoe, very comfortable, no blisters, but still a little frustrating. The durability is a little disappointing for something coming from a brand with the reputation of The North Face. Nothing outrageous, minor rips on the fabric at the heel of one shoe, and the coloring on the soles are rubbing off like crazy. The BOA's a little frustrating, I think I could tie laces to the same tightness more consistently than I could with this cable system. It is really cool though. And it is nice to be able to just turn the wheel to tighten it all up without having to retie the shoes. Fix the durability issue and I'd be a lot happier. I should note that I'm deployed in Iraq and these shoes spend all their time walking on packed gravel. Nothing outrageous, but I'm sure it's had some impact on their performance.