I purchased this boots a replacement for my boyfriend as he not only does quite a bit of hiking on trails, but he also landscapes 5 days a week (10+ hour days). This is the only boot we have found that has held up to the abuse that he and landscaping can put on the shoes. Great design, comfortable, and offers great ankle protection without getting too toasty in the summer heat. Where other shoes have failed within a month or two, these have held up for a full year of hard work and play before they finally have had enough. Would highly recommend to anyone. As long as Keen carries this shoe, this will be our go to style for years to come.
As for sizing, I know everyone tends to have a slightly different view. His foot is a bit on the wide side so we have found sizing to be spot on. If you are not a wide however, you may find this a bit more roomy than other styles.