These boots are awesome. They've got the feel of a sneaker but the support of a good hiking boot. I wear a size 8.5 shoe, but ordered an 8 because I read that they run a bit large. I slipped in the mud my first day hiking in these and they supported my ankle...no injuries. The break-in time is almost nonexistent. They also look pretty durn snazzy. I Highly recommend them.
"I bought these, broke them in for 2 days, and then took them to Utah."
I love these with all of my heart. I decided to go to Utah on a Tuesday, and needed to quickly buy something to put on my feet before we left on Friday. I decided on these and I was not disappointed. I broke them in for only two days and they weren't awful to brake in. After that I took them on my trip and they were fantastic. I had no blisters for the whole week. As far as sizing goes, I usually wear a size 8.5 or 9, but I am a size 8 in these, so I guess size down. Now I have taken these on a few more trips and day hikes and I love them still. My favorite things about these boots are how comfortable they are and also that I can run through puddles on purpose and my feet stay dry.
It's so hard to find boots for ladies that aren't hideous. These are cute and nice boots! They feel bulletproof. I haven't worn them out into the crud, but I would be confident wearing these in the crud. I'm usually an 8.5 or 9. I ordered these in 8.5 and they were pretty big, so I traded it in for an 8.