I purchased a pair of these boots because they are available in Extra Wide, and I have really wide feet. They have proven to be very tough and most importantly, comfortable. I am a railroad freight conductor/brakeman, and walk on ballast 6-12 hours a day, and my feet never get sore when I wear these boots. I can run in them, and because they are light, I don't get as tired as I did with other boots. The only problem I had with them was with the uppers, the Cordura nylon had pulled away from the leather, due to faulty stitching. A little dab of Shoe Goo fixed the problem. The soles are worn down now because I basically walk on rocks all day, but the uppers are still in perfect shape. I will be buying another pair soon.