Love Hate Relationship
I bought these specifically to use with snowshoes. I loved that they're Gore-Tex to keep my feet dry without making them sweat. My feet are difficult to fit (fallen arches & they fatigue quickly) and I primarily wear Earth shoes because of it. I tried on LOTS of hiking shoes and was excited to find that these didn't make my feet weak (I use kineseology to shop for shoes). They're super comfy and kept my feet dry when showshoeing, even in deep powder, with or without gaiters. BUT I returned them because the soles SUCK on snow and ice. I almost fell several different times walking across snowy parking lots to get to snowshoe trails! I only used them in snow, so I don't know if they have the same traction issues in mud.