45 years of running behind me and I absolutely love the V-Trail. I run on rocky trails (Arizona desert) and do not have any problem. Extremely comfortable. I do advise wearing socks. I started out by slipping a small bit of padding (insert) in the heel area until I broke the shoes in and got a better feel for how to run over the rocks. After two weeks ... I will not go back to regular trail shoes.
Lan the running man