I've been a loyal FiveFingers runner, hiker and user since roughly 2010, when I lived in the LA area. Now I live in Oregon, where it's wet, muddy and cold a lot of the year. I also love running and hiking on dirt and varied terrain, and so far I've loved these shoes for this type of ground and weather. Definitely feel like these will take better care of my feet than a simpler and lower profile model. Highly recommend.