- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 11
These are the most versatile shoes I've ever owned and would recommend these to just about anyone. They are rugged enough to take on demanding trails, yet sophisticated and sleek enough to wear around town and even at the office. They really are one of the best looking shoes out there. I tend to wear a lot of Earth tones so I got mine in the Cinder/Bushwack color scheme and they look great (think slate-gray on a dark olive-green sole). I also love the protection from the reinforced toe-cap. You could kick a slab of granite in these and still be on your merry way. These shoes also provide excellent support. They leave you feeling sure footed and ready to tackle whatever obstacle is in your way.
Things to consider:
I must say I have seen some commenters mention that these shoes do run a bit narrow and this is true. However, for people with average-to-narrower feet these will fit like a glove. They feel like they were molded around my feet. Also, at $184 out-the-door, these shoes don't come cheap. Alas, as the old adage goes "you get what you pay for" and that certainly applies here. Finally, if there's any critique of the actual shoe that I could offer, it would be that the cushioning in the heel could be a tad bit softer (something you only notice when being on your feet for several miles at a time).