These Patagonia shoes are an extremely comfortable pair of hiking shoes. I've gone backpacking in other shoes before and blisters were a way too common occurrence. So far I have not gotten one blister or even a sore spot with these shoes. The tracking/grip on the soles are also excellent and can cover most hiking terrain. These are also very tough and durable, and should last through years of hiking. The size runs a little big so I would order possibly a half size down from your true size. All in all, very recommended.