The over all construction is fine, and the waterproof feature works just like a charm, and they gave great support. However, I did have a lot more foot pain than I normally have. I took them out on a six mile hike this past weekend. My feet were very sore while hiking and the next day. I did not have any hot spots, but they were more of a muscle sore. I pulled out the foot bed and noticed it was not really padded enough in my opinion. I was carrying about 25 pounds in my daypack and the padding did not cut it. Maybe the boots need more of a break in time that I imagined, so I am not going to give up on them just yet. I like the boots, but I am going to try getting some inserts. If that does not work then I will have a slightly used size 12 for sale.