The boot is too thickly padded around the upper creating a very tight fit around even my skinny ankle. The sole has a rocker design that feels akward to walk on. The Boot feels heavy on the foot and does not flex at the ankle being as it is all leather. Other boots have a flex notch or nylon in that area allowing it to flex. I think these would take a long time to break in. It was very hard to pull off my foot even unzipped all the way.I returned these for the Ridge Air tac Plus which I think are far more comfortable.