For racing and workouts
I really like these shoes for faster runs and shorter races (up to 25K for me). They're grippy and responsive and feel fast. I know there are folks who run 100s in these, but my legs don't like going longer than 20 miles in them. They feel good on the road too. Upper is flexible and breathable. I've worn a 9 in all Montrails I've had, including the Rogue Racer.