I bought these shoes in hopes of using them for hiking, and was not disappointed. The shoes are comfortable and have great traction. As a warning, the heel needs quite a bit of stretching (I did not realize this on the first trip out and ended up with blisters -- the second time I put on preemptive bandages, which worked beautifully).
They look just like the photo. I would suggest wearing them around your house, or around town to break them in before a big hike. I did not do so, and hadn't brought moleskin to prevent blisters, so I got some big blisters. Great support, they're sturdy, and have been wonderful on the many hikes I've gone on with them.
I dislike traditional tennis shoes for working out so these work well for the gym and walking. I think they will also work for hiking, They are very adjustable and after a couple of wears, quite comfortable.
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