I'm returning these boots because my right ankle was killing me after wearing them for a 10-12 mile backpacking trek this past weekend. In all fairness though, I'd only worn them around the house a couple of days and on my elliptical for an hour and a half or so before this trek so I probably didn't properly break them in before putting them to the test. We hiked Clifty Falls State Park in Indiana and it was cold and muddy and it rained on us most of the time. I loved them for their durability and waterproofness! I am usually a 6.5 but I bought a size 7 because I knew I'd be wearing liner socks and thick wool hiking socks. I'm not sure why my ankle was so sore, there wasn't anything there rubbing on it. I can only figure it's because the boot was too big and not properly broken in. I'm still debating if I should order them again in my regular size or try a different boot.