I bought these boots a little over a year ago, and have used them on several different hikes in Colorado as well as the Dolomites and I personally love them! They are light and comfortable, with no break in time whatsoever. I took them out on a 6 mile hike the same day that I got them and they were perfectly fine and comfortable. I was really impressed with them when I stood in several inches of water that came up over the toes and my feet were still dry. They are great hiking boots in my opinion!