I ordered these online for my husband a week before our trip to Grand Lake, CO for a week of day-hiking at Rocky Mountain National Park during early October. His reaction to trying them on was, "I think these are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn." (Which surprised me because usually his reaction to something new is the complete opposite!) He wore these on the trail without wearing them in and suffered a nasty blister, but I believe this was more an issue with his socks rather than the boot. With a blister-protector, the boots worked great the next day he wore them. And we did get to try them out in the snow too, yay! Would definitely recommend these to anyone interested.