These shoes are very comfortable, very stable on the trail, and have a very quick break-in period. I took them out on an overnight 14 mile hike two days after I bought them, and got no blisters or hot spots. They're also very good for everyday walking. I love how evenly the laces tighten all the way down the shoe. The layout of the laces and the way they're constructed really help give support where it's needed without cutting into the top of my foot. The tongue is very padded and the back of the heel comes up high enough to give good ankle support. They run a little small so you may want to consider ordering a half size larger than what you normally wear. Overall a very good shoe for day or overnight hikes, and very good for everyday use.