great straight out of the box
My favorite trail shoe. Wide toe box, good cushioning, durable enough to fend off the rocks, sticks and roots of techinical trails. great traction on almost everything, good not great on wet rocks. I wore a pair straight out of the box with a pair of Injinjis and gaiters for the whole race recently at the Bear 100. Zero blisters and only 1 lost toenail.