These Vasques are just what I expected: the same great quality as the Vasques I bought 20 years ago. I finally had to throw the old ones out after 20 years of hiking in Glacier National Park, Acadia in Maine, and other parks. My old ones were all leather, so I was curious how these boots would wear. I'm extremely happy with them! They are light weight, but have excellent support for your foot and ankles. They breathe very well, making them great for warm weather hiking. I have used them for hikes with my son's Cub Scout pack, and for camping and hauling gear through the scout reservation. I had plantar fasciitis surgery in January, and I can wear these literally 12 hours a day and my feet don't hurt! I would highly recommend these boots if you're going to do warm weather hiking. I don't know how they respond in cold weather - yet!