These boots are great - they fit nice and snug like a hiking boot, but they act like a snow boot - keeping your foot comfortable in sub zero temps without being bulky or floppy. They're cute too! My only problem is my left boot - when the boot was made, somehow the stiff part (just under the insert) was folded over at the end, causing a bumped up ridge under my toes. It's just enough to rub and drive me nuts when I walk around. Therefore, my particular pair does not work for long hikes. Lesson learned - walk around the house in your new boots so you can identify any manufacturing defects BEFORE you wear them outside and render them unreturnable. :) However, if you get a good pair - you will love them.