While taking a walk through the woods the other day I couldn't help but notice how quiet you can be in FFs. Even at a normal pace the noise generated from walking was about half of what I would be making in boots or sneakers. Then I tried slowly moving through the woods as if I were sneak hunting and was practically silent. The flexibility and give in the VFFs meant that I could step on and around twigs and branches without breaking them and the ability to feel the ground with my feet let me focus on the surrounding woods instead of having to constantly look down to make sure I wasn't going to step on a branch. I guess this is the concept behind the Indian mocassin which some hunters still use today. While I have no intention of wearing my VFFs in the winter during the deer season, it's far too cold, I believe they would work well in early archery season or for hog hunting. Hopefully I will be able to pick up a pair of Treks to experiment with this fall.