First let me say that I have not put many miles on this hiking shoe as of this date. The only problem that I have encountered is the pull strap on the back pulled out the first time I tried to put my foot in the shoe. This is a minor problem and one that does not bother me much. The hiking shoe was rather stiff and will take some miles to get broken in; this could be a good thing, because hopefully that means it will last longer. I would recommend breaking this shoe in prior to attempting a 5 mile hike for sure. My other hiking boots (The North Face) where so comfortable when I first put those on, I went on a 10-mile hike the first time wearing. Like I stated earlier, I'm sure once the Namche Mid Hiking shoe gets broken in, I'm sure it will be a great addition to my hikes.