I have had these boots for about 2 weeks and I have used them almost every day. After the first day of breaking them in I have not had a problem with the shoes. They are very comfortable and provide great support. I have used them hiking and walking through creeks and they are pretty waterproof. The one think I did not like was how short the laces are but that was an easy fix. I just put a spare pare of tennis shoe laces in there and problem solved. I did notice that when I ordered them that they fit about a half size bigger than my regular street shoes but I have a narrow foot. If you have a wider foot you should be ok. If you need an all around hiking/durable boot definitely give these a try.