I absolutely LOVE these boots! I am not normally the type to shell out a fair amount of money on boots, but I am so glad I spent the money on these. I originally bought these because I rolled my ankles three times when I was just wearing sneakers and finally caved. They are incredibly comfortable and fit right above my ankle so anytime my ankle moves when I'm hiking the shoe saves me from injuring myself. I wear it on easy as well as difficult hikes and it works well in both.