I have worn these day hiking, backpacking, and snowshoeing with gaiters. They do really well in the snow and in wet conditions. For shorter day hikes, they did well by themselves. However, during long hikes( like a 15 miler or a backpacking trip), I had to duct tape my heels because going uphill constantly caused the shoes to rub against my heels and cause blisters otherwise. So, I put on the duct tape ahead of time when I'm going to be out for a long time. I like how it has a wide toe box. My toes were very comfortable.
Feels true to size
Feels true to width
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend