I was looking for a pair of boots that would be functional, but still look good enough to wear around town. These have become my go-to boots for cold-weather hiking, snow-shoeing, work, and just about everywhere else. Water-proofing has not let me down and the boot has held up well.
Like others have said these boots are a little stiff at first and take a minute to break in and if I am not wearing good socks, I still experience some rubbing. But, after a year of heavy use, they still look new and they feel great! I wear anything from a 9.5-10.5 depending on the shoe, but usually I order 10.5 for hiking boots. That's what I got in these and they fit well.