I love these boots for anything other than heavy loads and glacier travel. They have great support and are extremely lightweight. They required no break in for me (no blisters, sore feet, or beat up toes on first use). They even maintain their waterproof seal until they are falling apart. Their only drawback is they wear out quickly. In particular, the support is significantly reduced before the tread is worn off. I've worn out 4 pairs and I'm working on the fifth.