Even though they won last year's 'Winter Gear of the Year' award for the Gold 12( Trail Runner Magazine), Crescent Moon decided to make further changes in its pursuit of a better running shoe. You'll find the new Gold 12 is slightly larger and has more clearance in the toe, so you can go faster. The Gold 12 is an athletic, responsive design with a simple and easy to use race binding which accommodates your favorite running shoe and compliments your natural stride. It's a winning combination, you and the Gold 12. And if you're really serious about training and competing consider the neoprene booties that fit over your running shoes forcomplete comfort and warmth. They're awesome.