with a 3\4 shank and lack of waterproofing I think these boots are much more a alpine hiking boot. I've logged quite a few miles in them before deciding I'm not exactly impressed on all counts. First off, I absolutely love the fit and comfort of the boot!! I have a narrower arch and wider toes, they fit nicely without custom liners.
But as for usage, stay outta snow and off ice unless you further water proof them or have crampons. spend the extra 20 bucks and get the EVOs.
all in all, these have replaced my sorrels and wolverine work boots for walking too and from the lodge and car.