I recently made the purchase of the Moab Gor-tex XCR. I decided on the cool Beluga colour. They were on sale, and felt better on my feet than the other Merrel shoes. I think these look great in shorts or jeans. I used them this past Saturday in a heavy downfall. My jeans were soaked through, but the shoes stayed dry. They feel cool on the inside after you take them off, but had no signs of water entry thanks to the gor-tex inner liner. On Sunday, Thanksgiving weekend, I wore these in the Greater Vancouver area for a hike on a beautiful, sunny and warm day after the heavy rainfall. I decided to wear hiking shorts and a long sleeve shirt. I had my friends and family comment on how stylish these looked. That's the bonus on top of how comfortable these multi-sport shoes are! On my short 5km hike, I found the tread extremely grippy with secure footing each step in the wetter stuff, and also in the drier loose stuff. My foot stayed secure with the six shoelace loops. I had no pressure points what so ever. They feel extremely light, and make light hiking a joy and a breeze. Needless to say, the sunny weather combined with these cadillacs on my feet, made me a happy camper, so to speak :o) I would recommend these shoes for walking, trails, hiking, light jogging, and for the gym even! Only harcore road runners may want to stick to a running only type shoe. So far, these are the best all around shoe I have ever purchased and worn! Thanks Merrell.