I was on the market for a quality boot a few years ago and I took a chance on these after wearing out a pair of Under Armour women's boots after only a few seasons. I wanted something that would keep my feet dry, be comfortable during long hunts, and hold up! These boots have made me so happy. They have a natural rocking effect that assists you as your'e hiking, so don't be thrown off by it when you walk in them on flat ground. Its a great feature to have in the backcountry when you're tired and fatigued. The only thing I would be aware of is that they are a fairly narrow boot which works for me, but if you have a wider tapering to the ball of your foot, it may not be the boot for you. I wear a women's size 8.5-9 and I ordered a 40.5 (european sizing) which it the equivalent to a woman's size 9. They fit perfect. Im going on year 4 in these boots and they still have a lot of life!