Your feet need some sweet comfort. This is the boot of choice for me. I have had 4 pairs of Merrell hiking boots and they are all still kicking. Tromping around in the muck, snow and fishing these shoes are right at home. I have crossed streams and put out campfires and have had no loss of comfort at all. If your looking for that hiking boot check out http://www.merrell.com I am going to Scotland in July and will be hiking some of Dave's top pike spots and you can bet your paycheck these will be on my feet. Tight Lines!!