These boots work. I have used them for both work (aircrewing on helicopters) and hiking. I have a broad foot and they are more than adequate. These boots size very much like Salomons - go a half size up. The boot is very light and very different to their others - Flame etc which have that heavier, sturdier feel. These are excellent for lightweight hiking, though if you require a stiffer mid sole you'd be better placed to go for a more traditional boot.