It can be very difficult to find nice hikers in a wide size, so when I saw these online I grabbed them. The fit was true, and they have served me well on several day hikes (no overnight backpacks as of yet). I have used them in slushy snow by themselves and in new powder with gaiters and snowshoes. My feet were dry and warm and comfortable on all occasions. I like the fact that these shoes appear to be "vegan" in origin...no obvious leather/animal parts that I can see. I would recommend these shoes for any hiking enthusiasts.