This is a very comfortable boot. I've stood for an eight hour shift just directing traffic for events, and my feet were fine. They have great traction in the rain, snow, and ice. However, I've only owned them for a little over a year and the tread is worn bad and other parts of the boot (like the rear heal area) are fraying and splitting. For those of you interested in a boot to shine... This one can shine up nice, but it takes some love. I may buy them again purely for the comfort of the boot.