I love Merrells. But if you are looking for support, look elsewhere. The laces don't keep the shoes from becoming loose even when you double knot them. The traction is fantastic and they are well vented but I found myself constantly having to stop and tighten the fit during a recent hiking trip in Hawaii. Don't even think of running in them for any length of time. I've relegated them to my 1-2 hour hikes. A little disappointing.