so far, so good
The first time I wore these boots I was hiking up to the top of Yosemite falls, so I encountered lots of different terrain, including dry loose rocks, large boulders, damp rocks, and trickling streams. They provided good support and traction through all. I didn't even have time to break them in before this hike and they still felt great.
Generally speaking, my feet feel very secure and supported in these boots. I have wider feet and I didn't have any problems with rubbing or blisters.