Very comfortable shoe well worth the $150.00. I purchased my shoes in early November 2012 and wear them almost everyday. They still look like they just came right out of the box and clean up very easily. My only disappointment is Merrell has no replacement laces. I recently broke a lace and called Merrell who was of little help to me. I did some checking around and Danner has some brown and orange boot laces in a 63" (little long but they will work) that work very well with this particular hiking boot. They actully look better than the original laces and are much stronger. I found my laces at Gander Mountain but you can probably find them online or at any place that sales Danner Boots.