I love these boots! I've worn them a few times now, but today was the big day - a foot of fresh snow, ice underneath, and a temperature around -21c, and a 6 km. walk through the woods. 2 Thumbs up! These boots are easy to tighten enough so they don't slip, or wear looser when you are just going a short distance. They hug your feet and ankles in warm cushiness! In comparison to other boots - these boots provide support without being too stiff on the ankles. No break-in time. I got the blue, which is very cute! I usually take a 9.5 in Keen's but ordered a 10 in this boot to allow for thick wool socks and they are perfect. I'm happy!