This is my second pair of Patagonia boots. I wore the last pair completely out before purchasing the P26. These boots are supportive, rugged and well made. The laces could use upgrading to something a little stronger. I had this problem with my last pair, but so far, these laces have been just fine.
Not everyone fits every brand the same. I had no issues with break-in or blisters, but this brand fits me well. That being said, I know other companies, such as merrel makes a nice product too, but I don't fit them properly and have blistering problems. Patagonia has an excellent guarantee and an excellent product. I strongly recommend these.