Softer than most high boots
I was looking for a snow boot that would be warm, but not too clunky and these seemed to fit the bill. They fit somewhere between a standard 3/4 hiking boot and a clunky snow boot, with benefits of both and not much negative. They lace up nicely and the laces can be pulled snug and comfy, very adjustable. So far, I tried them out on a couple flat 6-8 mile walks in mild weather and they felt great (and very toasty). I give 4 stars now, as they get their first real test in cold weather in a couple weeks, but I would certainly recommend to someone who wants to stay warm in the cold, but also wants to be able to walk several miles comfortably in them. LOVED the free 2-day shipping!