in one word... Amazing
I took these for a 1 month hike in the Appalachian, and the first thing i noticed is the high treads make it easy to climb over downed trees in high inclines, the also allow you to really get good grip in almost every condition you may face. They are very waterproof to the point were I was intentionally walking in puddles and just watching as the water just ran off. They have great shock absorption, which is great on long hikes a bad boot can ruin a trip but these can make and backpacking trip a dream. the only downside to them is if you come across large size pebbles around 1-2", that are loosely thrown about you may have a bit of a stumble but otherwise these are the best boots I've ever owned, I would recommend them to anyone looking for the ultimate comfort.