I have run in many different trail shoes over the years but since my nasty Achilles injury my podiatry needs have become more specific. So when I went to Running Free Markham they brought out these shoes. I thought, Saucony, really? Meh. So I tried them on and OMG. They felt great, support some cushion, so I got them. On a very mucky, wet May 4 in Kelso, the 5 peaks race I decided to give them a go. Well, to my surprise I felt like an agile spider monkey, WOW. Support, grip, breaking, it had it all! I did the enduro and every time those shoes gripped and supported my journey. They are so good I went back and bought a second pair. Did I mention that my feet were dry (aside from the sweat) No mud got into them, despite me blazing through the deep thick mud. LOVE THESE SHOES.