After starting the coast to coast walk wearing Brasher Fellmasters, within 2 days I was suffering from awful ankle bone pain and thought I wouldn't be able to continue. Luckily, the Grasmere Rock Bottom store stocked several goretex approach shoes, of which the hedgehogs were the most comfortable for me. 9 1/2 days, 160 miles and several thousand metres of climb/descent later, they stood up to just about everything thrown at them (much more than they're meant for) although the grip descending on wet rock was understandably not as good as walking boots. Without these shoes there's no way I would've completed the walk. My only criticism, and this might just have been my pair, was that the front of the shoe naturally creases across the big toe rather than further back where toes meet foot, causing cuts on my big toes. I had compeed to hand, which solved the problem, and the shoes have softened with wear.