These shoes have held up far better than any other pair during my Spring/Summer/Fall test run. I use them for hiking with my dogs as well as for my job as a plumber. The Vibram sole has withstood digging ditches for 7 hotel undergrounds. The ankle support is remarkable for a low-top and the sturdiness and balance is outstanding. They provide great traction on muddy trails. On long treks or hot days the ventilation just simply works.
I will echo knt4830267 that the rubber toe wrap on the big toe area will keep you conscious about trimming that toenail which is only a small inconvenience for such a versatile and functional shoe. The day this pair finally bits the dust I will be promptly ordering another pair.