"These shoes are great. I have lived in Minnesota and run outside every winter since I went to college, and needed a shoe with enough cushion for road running, but enough grip for ice and snow.
This shoe is perfect! I've bought two pairs already, because my first pair are getting pretty roughed up between trips to the dog park and hiking in the mountains.
It does run pretty big though - I wear a 6.5 or 7 in other running shoes so I have a little wiggle room, but the 6 in this shoe is plenty big, even big enough to wear an extra pair of socks in the winter.
The laces take a little getting used to, but I actually have come to appreciate the easy pull-to-tighten method and the lack of laces flopping around when I run."