My husband is a postie who has walked 10 miles a day for 30 years. He needed wide boots due to foot surgery and these were wide enough to be very comfortable. He needs good grips on the bottom for delivering mail on ice and snow. He finds them to have good traction. He had bought the same style of runner in the summer and found them very comfortable, so was happy that the boot has a similar fit! His only complaint is that there is a pressure point on one ankle bone, but it could be that he has to break them in so quickly, 10 miles on the first day! All in all happy with his purchase!