Backcountry is the best!
The shoes are very comfortable, but after hiking about 20 miles over a few days the rubber toe cover started to separate from the leather. I called Backcountry when I arrived back home and they sent me a new pair. I am hoping it was just a defective shoe and it does not happen to the new pair. I don't think the shoes are very attractive- the gray color is very drab, but they are functional. The fit also seems normal to my shoe size- did not have to order up or down.