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Set out to get a pair of trail runners for light weight/long distance hikes (10 - 20 miles/day). Tried on the Montrail Mojave XCR's and fell in love. I hesitated to even try these on, the looks were okay, but glad I did!!! Light as a trail runner (close enough anyway), but sturdy like a boot and as comfortable as a Cadillac. The traction is fantastic on slippery and uneven surfaces. The keep your foot locked into place, no pressure, no sliding, and no blisters. The only thing was, I had to up it a 1/2 of a size. And the Gore-Tex always a bonus