For skid resistance it gets a 5. Even on wet slippery rocks, it holds well with a bit of care. For keeping feet cool it gets a 5. For drying quickly and washing up well (by hand) it gets a 5. For the hiding pocket for the lacing toggle it gets a 3. Too small for its intended contents, and the zig zag topstitching unraveled in a day or two. It still works without the stitching but the toggle is needlessly big and there are those large Velcro tips on the laces that are unnecessary and must fit into the same hiding pocket as the toggle. Toggle is uncomfortable if left out of the pocket. And the lace tip Velcro pads flop around too much if left out of the pocket.
For comfort it gets a 5 from me but less from my husband who had to wear microfiber socks with his because it rubbed the ball of his foot. We have similar feet (wide front but low volume, small heel, high arch). For adjustable heel and quick lacing it gets a 5. And in wet (squishy, sink into type) mud they do not hold traction, but no shoe does so this is not a negative. Neither of us ever came close to falling so this is a great shoe for traction, and great for hiking in Hawaii both in swamp mud and on wet lava rock. Sand gets in some, but this was not a negative for either of us.