i've owned these for 4 weeks now and put over 100 miles on them. this shoe really shines in technical terrain. coming from cascadias, it took me a few runs to get used to them, they're a more cushioned ride. i didn't like this at first, but i'm finding i'm starting to reach for this shoe more often. the way the upper is designed to fit is outstanding. they really put time into designing a last that fits well. lacing is solid, no slip or laces that continually come undone. size up a half size. i normally wear 46, the 46.5 was the right fit. grip is excellent and confident in all terrain. in lots of mud, they slip just like any other shoe. they do shed mud better. with my cascadias, the spring mud hangs onto the tread for a long time.
i like the shoe best when the trail is rocky and/or a lot of vertical. buff singletrack, then the cascadias come out to play.