I will continue buying these boots until they don't make them anymore...
This is a perfect mix of agility and stiffness, grip, weather protection, and looks...
A few reasons why I'd buy them again...
1.Stiff enough for protected treks up mountains and down the other side in rocky terrain.
2.Agile/Flexible enough for running (yes, running) up and down mountains bounding from rock to rock without rolling your ankle.. I've had a couple close calls, and I believe that the boots definitely protected me.
3.Grip = excellent for scrambling. It sticks to wet and dry rocks. I havent slipped yet when crossing any streams.
4.Generally weather proof. Light - medium Rain is no problem for these boots.. just don't go dipping your foot in a river for more than 1.7 seconds... water easily splashes off but they will soak if you try to drown your foot. One weather proofing con is that, if you do dip your foot, the interior will take a while to dry, even with moderate sun.
5. Break in period is minimal if any.. They felt great right out of the box and continue to feel great, 50-60 hard miles later. On rubbing/chafing: it may occur above your ankle if you don't wear high midweight socks.
Overall, I will continue to speak highly of these boots. I had tried other boots before (e.g. ones from the military, and TNF Fortress Peak GTX, but lately milspec boots were too thin, and TNF Fortress Peak was too big and clunky for my purposes.
I am satisfied with these.... besides, they look good.