First off, the morning after i recieved these boots i took them out on a 12 mile day hike. Bad Idea. After about a week and a half of nursing the lovely blisters i got, i tried them out again. This time i didn't let the buyers euphoria take over and used them properly. I did an 8 miler and a short 4 miler with my lady friend. (You know, right socks, right insoles, proper tempo, etc...) They are properly broken in now and after the addition of the green superfeet insoles i don't want to take them off. If the soles didn't wear out so quickly on pavement I wouldn't. Also a note of importance, If you have thin feet these are the boots for you. Also don't buy these if you are a girly man and don't like stiff boots and don't mind going through some discomfort to get them just right.