Having just come back from several weeks walking the Alpujarra mountains in Spain in these shoes, I can report that these are the best light hiking shoes I've ever had. They are light and very comfortable, have excellent grip and provide good support. I practically get blisters looking at new shoes - but not with these, not even once! And the black version let's you get away wearing these almost as 'normal' shoes. They are yet to be tested in wet weather, but for now I thoroughly recommend these fantastic shoes.