Incredible shoes; rugged tread, breathable, great support especially around the ankles. This is my second pair of Keen shoes. I love my first ones and bought them at MEC years ago when the company first caught my attention. I still love and wear those occasionally and the only thing that's happened to them after years of use is that the glue on the toe is coming off and the tread is worn at the heels. I'm in the process of wearing these in the house a few hours here and there and breaking them in and I have to say they are getting better each time I slip them on. I'm sure this pair will exceed my expectations as the first pair. I've bought my kids a few pairs of keen boots and shoes as well and they grow out of them and the shoes still look new. Can't say that for a pair of Geox. My daughter destroys her shoes like her dad and so far the only brand that's outlasted the way she plays is Keen. Keep up the great work you guys are pretty amazing and so are your shoes!