I liked these shoes a lot as they are much lighter than the Continental Divide I had been using. Traction seemed fine. One pair I bought rubbed the back of both heels the first time I wore them. Have 2 other pairs with no problem so I think this one pair may be faulty and plan to contact Montrail concerning this. I have worn them for anywhere from 10 trail miles to 100 trail miles and they remained comfortable and gave me traction on very rocky sections.