I purchased these for a few reasons: 1) the tred and grip on these is made by Continental, so you know they're going to grip any surface you put them on. 2) Danner's brand of being durable, supportive, and delivers on quality. 3) they are waterproof.
So far I haven't been disappointed. They do require that you lace them just so, otherwise there can be some pinching or rubbing. But take the time to lace them properly and with the right amount of pressure and you'll never want to take them off. They have decent ankle support, more than I expected them to have. The classic look is also a selling point for me. I love the classic hiking boot look.
I sized UP to a 7.0 when I almost always wear a 6.5 - I always recommend sizing a half size up in hiking boots. They fit snugger and you have thicker wool socks on (or should have at least).