I originally purchased these boots for hiking. They are comfortable, protective, and look great. As soon as you put them on you can tell you have a solid feeling boot on. Break in was minimal and I was taking these on 10+ mile hikes after wearing them for a couple of weeks. The ankle support in perfect, in other words adequate enough to prevent sprained ankles but not too restrictive. I like the handy loop in the back so I can easily pull these boot on. The Gore tex works great and keeps my feet dry from rain or dew in the mornings. The cons of this boot are you definitely can't wear these in 80+ degree weather. Your feet will overheat. Also, the liner inside the boot does bunch up at times but this is minor. Overall I highly recommend this boot and it's definitely not the most expensive hiking boot on the market. Also the laces do start to fray after a few months.
I'm in construction for a living so I am rough on my equipment, including boots. I have these on for 12-14 hours a day in the mud, in the snow, in the rain. I've dropped tools and wood on them, nailed them with a nail gun, rolled a wheelbarrow over them. You name it and I've done it to these boots. They just won't quit! Three years and going strong.
For a sub $200 boot, you can't find a better boot. I wore these in 4 degree weather and my feet were toasty. They are also waterproof, have a high quality vibram sole, and are made in the USA. Tough, comfortable, priced right. What's not to like?