This is a fantastic shoe! I just got done using it for a half marathon and it performed wonderfully. 2 years ago I ran the same half (San Antonio Rock n' Roll) in my Merrel Trail Gloves and did fine. However, I felt much more comfortable this year in my pair of Ascend Gloves. This shoe is labeled as a trail shoe but performs wonderfully in all conditions. I used it for trail runs and road runs alike while training, and the Ascend Glove handled it all like a champ. Fantastic shoe, cannnot recommend it highly enough! I plan on using this as my shoe for the Austin Marathon as well. Only downside was that I had some heel slip on my right foot only (don't know why it was only my right foot). I started wearing an Ultralight Feetures! sock and the problems immediately stopped.