I swore by my Limmer Boots but was convinced by my husband and numerous thru hikers I met it was time for a change. They were right! This was the first hike in the White's where I didn't walk out 3 days later with a blister. Patagonia - great job. Fits true to size - but a little awkward at first. You have to get used to your heel sliding out a bit and the arch it a touch high. After a couple of steps on the trail you'll feel like you are walking on the clouds with these light and durable shoes.