In reply to Superchop75: Just bought my first pair a couple of weeks ago. seem a nice shoe. Quite heavy compared to my previous Inov's but seem as though they will last far longer. I have read a couple of reviews on the web saying that the sole units don't last very long and cannot be replaced (not sure about this though). The orthotic insole is very good. I suspect I will use them for easy walks on prepared paths rather than climbing/scrambling, but i think they would cope with easy climbs due to their stiffness. Bit on the expensive side though for a shoe.