In my house hold we have many pairs of Keen shoes as they have always been brilliant, lasting a long lifetime and providing great comfort. I bought these as a main shoe for travelling New Zealand. From climbing mountains, walking along beaches and typical day to day stuff. looking across the range of shoes this one is the more expensive therefore I was hoping for the ultimate shoe! The look of the shoe is very sleek and does look like it would be suitable for wet and off road terrain, however the shoe is extremely wide around the ball area of your foot this means there is excess material which makes the shoe look large and makes me think of problems in the near future such as it eventually starting to crease, this could cause further problems with the water resistant of the shoe. Rubs on my foot from the excess space if I am on a long hike. Not the shoe i was expecting! I will be sending these back.