I would not have a bad thing to say about these shoes except that I like the new color way better and I have the original releases. I use mine for DH mostly (with Twenty6 pedals, which are the best) but also use them for commuting with Sun Ringle platforms for in town. They are really water resistant and great in mud and rain. Clean up really nice. Good to hike in if not a little stiff at first. Finally a shoe for us ladies.