Posted: 11 July 2007
Overall: I've grown really fond of these shoes the more I get to know them. A few bruised toe nails when new. Great traction on ascents, descents, corners. Bad on wet rock and wet wood - little bridges stiles, etc. Wear quickly on tarmac if you have to include any on your runs - like running on little wobbly stilts.
Definitely more of a serious/fell shoe than a trail shoe dabbler. Prefer an open quick draining shoe to one that tries to stay waterproof with goretex gizmos ...and then holds the water in.