These boots survived my deployment to Afghanistan. Rucking miles everyday through 120 degree heat and they still keep on tickin. I've got wide feet (10 Wide) and these fit the bill. Never had any issues with blisters or sore feet. They did get hot at times (felt like they were going to melt of my feet) but I can't really blame it on the boots. Very happy! Bates, please keep making a quality product.
I'm a firearms instructor and always get compliments on these boots. It took about a week to break them in but they wear like tennis shoes after that. I teach tactical classes as well so throughout the day I'm constantly in the prone position, kneeling, crouching. These boots haven't let me down yet. The soles provide excellent traction as well, especially on concrete and hard surfaces.
Comfy but I had to exchange my first pair (12) for a size 11.5. Minimal break in. They are AR 670 compliant as I checked with my First Sergeant. Army regs say the entire top of the boot needs to be leather. Good overall boot.