These shoes are pretty unreal. The to-the-toe lacing is great to dial in an exact fit. The rubber, whether the climbing rubber on the toe or the vibram sole, is extremely grippy and the shoe is really supportive. It is pretty light weight and extremely comfortable with minimal break in time. They look at bit "sporty" in the picture, but can definitely be used in casual settings where dress shoes are too much and running shoes not enough. Great for an approach shoe, hiking shoe, and feels like it has enough support for light backpacking. Great job scarpa!