I bought this shoe to wear on vacation in 3 months, so the only experience I have so far is in our yard. But, I have done several miles walking the perimeter, up hill and down. I really am impressed with the larger than usual toe box. Going downhill is much more comfortable than with the other Merrell's that I have of the same size. The shoe is attractive and comfortable. Like the other 13 pairs of Merrell's that I have--I love them.