These are incredibly stable and comfortable. They…
Use: dayhikes, rough trail, wet conditions
Break-in Period: None needed
Price Paid: $120
These are incredibly stable and comfortable. They are my first pair of hiking shoes. I bought them for hiking, not running and after hiking through wet, muddy conditions they are my favorite shoes! I even carried my 4-year-old nephew through marshy ground and my feet did not get wet at all.
They grip the rocks very well. I'm sure you could run in them, but being a runner, they are not very flexible and a bit heavy. I suggest a separate pair of running shoes if that is your primary focus.
But, if you are looking for a comfortable, stable and durable shoe for hiking in rocky/wet conditions, these are A++!