First impression getting these boots out of the box and I was pretty excited. Wore 'em around the house for a bit, and they felt great. About a year ago I had a major sprain in my ankle, that has still been giving me trouble. So I was looking for a hiking boot that would provide support and prevent roll overs, but I didn't want to feel like I was wearing a brace. Once they were properly moulded (after a couple wears) confidence on trails and rock has been excellent. I did order them in the same size as my snowboarding boots which in turn is a half size smaller then my everyday walking shoe. Overall, Good Boot!