This is my first Salomon Trail Running Shoe, and let me tell you, the support and traction is awesome, i just logged about 5 miles on it running through a gravel, mud and it has performed super. It really shines when running through rough terrain, the treads really do work. I purchased the Red and it looks awesome with black pants or tights. I have also used it to run on paved surfaces and it performs equally well. I will definitely purchase another door to trail shoe from Salomon again.