Those are beauties. You're a rare soul on the east coast to have cuban heels, but they work well here. I climbed Chocorua last month, so I'm a big fan of the Whites. (wearing White's in the Whites...ZING!) Yeah, Katahdin really is a blast, especially Knife Edge and Cathedral. It was my wife's first time up Katahdin, and she's now hooked.