My 3rd pair........
I previously used the Merrell boot for years but my introduction to the Vasque boot sold me forever: the quality of construction, durability and most of all comfort.
When I received my newest pair, they felt a bit snug. It is not uncommon that after a year or so, the same model may have changed. However, upon wearing them without discomfort provided the "molding" that results in a "Love it" rating.
This the 3rd pair and I recommended the shoe without question!