I bought these shoes last Fall so I could ditch my hiking boots as part of my transition to ultralight hiking. Since them they've traveled on safari in Tanzania, as well as several longish (15 mi) day hikes on steep and rugged terrain in Boulder,CO and Yoho National Park in Canada. I love everything about these shoes. They're lightweight and comfortable with an uber-grippy sole that makes me feel secure even on steep and slippery rocks. They have just the right amount of structure and cushion but still allow my feet to feel the ground beneath them. I usually wear a 7.5 or 8 but bought these in an 8.5 and they fit perfectly, especially after a long day when my feet tend to swell. Love the gray and teal color combo, low key but still a fun pop of color with the laces. I may sub out the insole to see how it feels to have a teensy bit more arch support. I also use dirtygirl gaiters with these as I've found I get a few pebbles in them without. Even so, these are my favorite trail runners by far and I've tried all the most popular brands before settling on these. They get 5/5 stars from me!