These took awhile to "break in", as out of the box they are stiff, uncomfortable and the laces kept coming undone! After a few hikes in my local park, I totally love these shoes! They have a very nubby, aggressive tread, great solid construction and a good quality sole. They end up as comfy as your old go to sneakers, but look a whole lot better. The price seem just right as compared to quality. I have owned these for awhile now and take them everywhere!! In very rough terrain just make sure you have strong ankles as there is no support for them in these shoes. They grip very well on rock and mudd, even in light snow. I wouldn't trade these for any other pair!