Great shoe! I was looking to replace a pair of hiking/walking shoes I had mostly for casual wear/light hiking/walking. Since I am not near as serious a hiker as I was in my younger years, I primarily was looking for a comfortable shoe in a lets say lower price range - really didn't focus in on Merrell (knew they made better shoes but at an increased cost). Anyway saw the Geomorph Blaze really liked the look and decided to "splurge". Worth every penny and more than I usually spend, even if I never use them to hike in. I highly recommend this shoe to anyone who needs a great all around shoe - fits true to size (I wear a 10.5 street shoe and 11 in running shoes), Geomorph Blaze in a 10.5 fit perfect.