I have cranky feet! And most shoes make them crankier. In spite of this I decided to tackle El Camino de Santiago, a 500 mile pilgrimage in Spain. But what to do about those cranky dogs? After trying two other boots/hikers, I found the Phoenix...and in a 2E no less! From the moment I put them on - no whines from below. They are easy on my feet and have never failed to support me on my training walks. My principal concern is whether or not the sole is tough enough to handle both training and the pilgrimage. I guess I'm gonna find out in the fall. But, these are great mid boots!