I recently purchased a pair of the new New Balance off trail runners. I tend run in fields along a creek during the snow-less season. I found these runners better than anything I have experienced in the off trail runner department so far. I have Nike off trail, Saloman off trail and a pair these New Balance OTs. I would recommend you alternate runners (at least two pair) when consistent jogging as it seems to help with knee and ankle issues. Back to the point, I have been jogging well over 30 years now every week. I try to put in 2-3 runs over 8-10 kms or just about an hour. The New Balance have struck an interesting balance, no pun intended, between foot control rigidity and elasticity in the upper shoe design. I found the Nike and especially the Saloman can start to hurt within 30 minutes on the trail; whereas the New Balance have yet to cause any discomfort whatsoever. I broke my own rule and tried them several times in a row during the course of two weeks or about 6 runs and no hurt or discomfort at all! Okey now I'm impressed. These runners are keepers IMHO. I would like to add that not every shoe works for everyone and it seems you can't have all your pickles in the same barrel. One shoe my rise in one area and fall in another. This shoe seems to fall slightly short in only one area. The sole can gather small stones with the open concept tread design. Of course the trade-off is they are very light weight. Give them a try, I would like to hear from you.