Great for cross country running
Having used these several times now I would highly recommend them. The soles are excellent providing great grip on muddy and soft terrain and I have yet to slip in them.
One positive, yet can be a negative, is that they are waterproof, so that if you do run through a puddle and let the water over the top it can't escape as easily as in a non-waterproof shoe. But if doesn't get over you have a dry foot.
Overall a great shoe that I have enjoyed using.