Great boot, very well made and durable. For how sturdy the construction is they don't seem to be too heavy. Aesthetically they are awesome, beautiful old school style. Comfort is still to be determined. Granted I took this boots out for four days in Olympic National doing about 14 miles a day basically right out of the box. By the end of the trip my feet were in some serious pain. I am hoping that with a bit more breaking in they will be as comfy as my old leather hiking boots. If they break-in well they will be well worth the price as they will last a lifetime.