I get in up to 10km per run amid my busy schedule, & my running route is a combi of paved roads & flat trails. What struck me first was how cushy (not too much off the ground, with just a right feel of terrain) these shoes feel, with a nice balance for someone with a high instep. Good grip as well on the downslopes. I usually wear a size US8 (snowboard boots, SPD shoes) but decided to order this in USD8.5 for more toe-room for longer runs, & it was a nice fit without being too overly loose. Comments on the treads & midsoles by other reviewers are a concern for me, but I doubt I put in distances as long as they do to wear the pair out too fast. I'm definitely looking forward to more runs with my Bajada!