These boots had a tall order to fill - replace my beloved hiking boots that had faithfully served me on the trail for 15 years. I ordered these boots sight unseen having tried on the men's version at a local store. I work at a ski area and spend a lot of time out of my ski boots in these while on the mountain. These boots were comfortable right out of the box. In fact the first day I wore them I worked an entire day on the mountain - and these boots felt amazing. Not only were they comfortable, but they were warm - they day was in the single digits. The boot offers good support and the traction provided by the sole performed well in slippery conditions. I couldn't be more happy with these boots - they are well worth the investment.