I swear by these shoes for just about any activity- walking in the snow, running, backpacking, traveling. They are comfortable, supportive, and keep my feet dry while hiking in snow or backpacking in the rain. I also tend to have very cold feet and these shoes keep my feet warm during winter walking and hiking! The quick lacing is great, but make sure to tuck the end up into the tongue or the lace will get caught on things. Backcountry.com's delivery and service is the fastest and best I have received from an online source.