Did 8 or 10 runs in these shoes after receiving and I was impressed. They are a bit bulkier than the Roclite 295s that I normally wear trail running, but I was willing to sacrifice for a good shoe that kept my foot warm and dry during the winter months. I am training for Frosty Foot 50k in January followed by the Mt Mitchell challenge in February, so weather figures to be a factor somewhere along the way.
Finally after these preliminary runs I had a day worthy of the shoe. Last week I headed out into high 30 degrees and solid rain that started early in the morning and never let up. I ventured to the mts to sea trail and logged 10 soggy miles. Every step was a puddle, just a matter of how deep and how muddy. Remarkably, I took off the shoes in the car afterwards and my socks were dry and my feet were warm but not hot or sweaty. As long as the warmth holds up down into the 20s and teens I'm sold on this shoe.