I got these boots about a month ago and they seem to be pretty solid. They are not blister free though. Well if you give them a break in period on some moderate hikes they probably would be. I took them on a day hike with 4000' elevation gain in 5 miles and they definitely weren't blister free in those circumstances. The boot is very comfortable though.They worked well for moderate rock climbing as well (5.8 or so). I like the rubber around the toes and heel they helped grip and kept the boot from getting cut in some spots.They held up ok in the snow. We were out in wet sloppy snow for 6+ hours and they did get wet inside but not much. It was hard to tell if the snow came in through top due to the bad gaiters I had on at the time or if it actually came through the walls of the boots. In snow that was a little more powdery the weekend before they held up just fine and repelled everything.Overall the boot seems pretty solid. They are very comfortable and seem to fit pretty true. I wear a 13 and it gives me just enough room to put on some good socks for cold weather yet isn't too loose when I wear a lighter sock for warmer day hikes. I've put probably close to 40 miles on the boots so far and they are one of the more comfortable boots I have owned and they have a good warranty (2 years) against defects.
This last paragraph is after I took them to Mt St Helens during almost whiteout conditions. It was 30 degrees most the day and my feet stayed warm and dry the entire time. On the way down as it warmed we were trodding through slushy, wet snow and they stayed dry.