Once you start using gaiters you never look back. I've had a pair of Rocky mountain gaiters for years and just got my stamina gaiters for trail running. They have held up really well so far and actually stay on my trail shoe. I ran in an amazing Muddy 10.2km race yesterday and when I took my gaiters off I had a perfect line of mud that stopped at the top of the gaiters. Kept all the trail grit out of my shoes so I could focus on running. At the finish line the girl collecting my race chip was blown away by my gaiters and asked where I got them. I can't believe people run without them!