I'm sorry but no thanks. I tried these out for a bit but exchanged for the Vasque Transistor, of which I am on my second pair and love. The velocity is a heavy, bulky, high-centered hiking shoe which is masquerading as a trail runner. They are actually very similar to the gore-tex merrell trail shoes I have. If you are looking for a solid, rigid trail shoe I suppose these would work well for that purpose. However, I did not find these shoes very responsive and would not recommend them for trail runners, which is what they are advertised as.