These are my third pair of Salomon's. Previously I have purchased the 3D Pro, but felt like a change (and I like the colour, being a girl and all). I do mosly off-road running, about 1 to 1.5 hours 3-4 times a week. They are the best trail running shoe available. Recently I participated a a 21km 1/2 marathon event, which was being run on the road so I bought some road-running shoes, but didn't like them as much as my Salomon's so ended up changing shoes at the last minute! The weather was awful and it rained for the full 1 hour and 50 minutes of the run. I did get a small blister on the ball of my right foot, but feel this was mainly due to my feet being completely soaked the whole time and don't feel it was because of the shoe. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and would definatley purchase again.