These shoes literally fit like a glove the first time I put them on. Extremely comfortable. Great in the mud, snow, and ice. Pair these with a set of gaiters for some speedy approaches in the spring ski season. They have the best traction of any shoe I have ever owned. Lugs will wear down fast on abrasive surfaces, but the control received is worth it. People seem to be constantly asking about the shoes and really dig the colorway. Good job backcountry.com on a great co-lab shoe.