I got these for my boyfriend as a gift because I have the women's version that I love! So this review is based off my suede version :)
These boots are very comfortable and functional right out of the box. I did not even break these in before wearing them on my hike. The vibram sole helps with the longevity of comfort and stability, They are also great at gripping all sorts of terrain...rocks, mud, crazy tree roots, you name it. I've only hiked in this warm PNW summer we've been having, looking forward to trying these out in the fall/possible winter. Paired with a great sock, this boot makes me enjoy hiking even more. Tends to run a half size big, so I'd order down. Definitely a great quality design by Danner. I highly recommend these!