Finally, no blisters
Early in my training to hike Mt Whitney in a day, I purchased a lightweight hiker shoe that turned my feet into hamburger. Its seems that since then, any other shoe/boot including my tried and true old time favorites' blistered my feet horribly. I was 3 weeks before the big event and tried something new - the Rucky Chucky. The fear of a repeat injury was tremendous. I took the leap of faith and took Ruchky Chucky on a 19 mile hike. I am pleased to announce, finally no blisters! The traction is amazing. The snake plate had more flexibility in it than I expected but was skipping around the next day without injury. I was so pleased with the comfort and performance. North Face shoes tend to be small on my feet so 1/2 size larger with medium cushion socks did the trick. These were also more wide in the toe box than the other North Face shoes.