I walked 6 miles in these boots with complete comfort right after pulling them out of the box. I'll probably wear these boots everyday until May. They are great: warm, water/snow/nasty slush-proof, and stylish. I like my shoes snug, so I ordered the size corresponding to the exact measurement of my foot and found them a perfect fit. I am so estatic about these shoes, I'm trying to spring for a second pair just so I don't have to buy winter boots again for the next 5 years. Here's hoping The North Face keeps making them...