I purchased this shoe for work, not for hiking. I work on a farm in the mountains, with very uneven terrain. The grip of the bottom is fantastic. The waterproofed leather is a necessity. The only change I could wish for is that the sole be more flexible in the toe box area, as by the end of the day i have some pain at my big toe where a bunion is getting started. I also don't much like the fabric of the tongue is every sticky bit of grass/seed sticks to it. I wish it were some smooth material. The fit is excellent, otherwise. I wish you made a summer model that had less insulation. My feet get very hot in them- great in the winter; not so great for summer.
Sierra Nevada Mtns, CA