I bought these boots for a recent winter trip to Iceland. Size was perfect. I generally wear an 8, this shoe for me ran really true to size. My feet are borderline wide, I purchased an 8 wide so that I would be sure to have enough room for multiple layers of thick wool socks - which ended up fitting perfectly! There was no "adjustment" period with these boots to break them in, they were comfortable from the first time I put them on. Even without the multiple pairs of socks, the boots proved to be super warm and waterproof. I wore them trekking thru Iceland winter glacer/hiking trails with snow and ice and never had a problem with my feet getting wet or not staying warm. The traction was great, although most of the time, due to terrain, i had Yaktrax on the bottom of the boots. I was slightly worried initially about the yaktraxs fitting on the the wider boot, but it was not a problem at all!! I put 200+ miles of hiking on these the last 3 weeks in iceland and never had any problems and i look forward to many more hiking adventures in them! Overall, a great buy and a great boot!
It took about a full days worth of walking to break these puppies in. But once broken in, they are very comfortable. I have very weak ankles and tennis shoes just don't make the cut for me. I like how these boots come up to the ankles and they feel very secure in them. I also really like the color. I can't remember the actual name but it has peach accents and brown. The bottoms are very thick and durable. They provide a lot of traction for slick surfaces. I did a lot of research to find the perfect hiking boots under $200, and these definitely fit the bill. They are also waterproof. Now don't go swimming in them, but if it starts to rain, your feet should be dry for awhile.
I bought these shoes after seeing them on several websites' lists of the best hiking shoes plus Amazon reviews. Initially these shoes seemed comfortable and had good grip on uneven terrain. The problem is the sole has virtually no flex, which puts a lot of pressure on your heel since you can't roll forward onto the ball of your foot as part of a normal walking gait. This unrelieved pressure on the heel causes foot problems. After a 7-mile hike in these boots, I was considering taking the boots off for the final mile to stop the aching in my heels.
I went to San Pedro de Atacama I’m Chile and I was impressed how comfortable these shoes were. I was happy hiking in the desert with high temperatures, my feet were perfectly fine, and when I was at the Geysers with freezing temperatures and some water around these shoes were amazingly and accurately water proof. Very happy with them and looking forward to many more adventures together!