Good light trail runner with some cushion but not too much. I haven't put these through the wringer yet but like them so far. I have worn through pairs and pairs of Wildcats but wanted less drop, the Helios offers that in a lightweight shoe. Beware, it runs really small. I wear a 45.5 in the Wildcat and had to go 46.5 in the Helios. Normally I wear an 11.5 street shoe and 12 running.