Wore these on their first trip this weekend, a quick 3-day in the Jocassee Gorges area. The boots did really well. Very comfortable, very stable, great balance between big boot stability and trail runner comfort. Good cushion underfoot but no protection problems hiking a few miles on a gravel logging road. Fit-wise, I've never had a pair of boots sinch up around my foot like these do--super fine-tunable fit. The heel cup is a bit roomy, but no problems on the trail! I had a little hot spot on my heel on a long uphill afternoon, but moleskin took care of it. The only thing that keeps these from 5 stars is the sole tread. A little wimpy. But hey, didn't find myself slipping around, even in snow. I'm a big fan.