I have 1000 bucks worth of boots, most are hiking boots. Some are over stiff some have soles that are way to hard, some are to high and some are good. In all i have 7 pairs and out of 7 all have something that just isnt perfect. But now after a long hard search i have found the sebenza of the boot world. No joke folks i have found the perfect boot. Its called the dr marten 1460, or also the 0939. They are light, comfortable , just great to wear all day long. Just give them a week and they feel like they were custom made. Its the only boot that after 8 hours on my feel dont hurt my back, knees, and ankles. I rate them a 10 . :thumbup: I need to add a p..s I never ment to say they were the best hikers , but after 9 hours of walking around town my feet are fresh as a daisy. No knee or leg pain at all and no fatigue on the lower body. also they are made in china but the quality is great and its not to often i say that.