I initially purchased them because of the width. I should wear size 12US but normally have to purchase sz13US to get the width I need for my toes. I got sz47 (sz12.5US) and they fit perfectly. I was very pleased with the width of these.
I have put a little over 50mi on them so far. I did get a blister on my Achilles. I have not had a blister since those first few miles. Even after crossing creeks and walking in the rain with a 35lb pack I have had dry happy feet.
These truly are backpacking boots and not hikers. Great heavy duty support and Vibram soles for good traction. Add in comfort, Gore-Tex, full rand and beefy leather construction and it could possibly be the perfect boot.
They look a little rough in the photo but dry happy feet came out of them :)
After wearing these on recent vacation I now have about 130 miles on them. One thing I have discovered is that I can not use my green superfeet in these. It's no big deal because these boots are fine without them. My heel locks in the cup well and if I wear the inserts it raises my heel enough that I get a blister on my Achilles area. I have backpacked over rocks and through many streams and my feet have stayed dry inside and out. Temps were between mid 30's and mid 70's and I was always comfortable in them.
Of course everyone's foot is different but I am confident that if these fit your feet you will not be disappointed!