I bought these for hiking and they tore up my heels. The reason I ended up picking these was because of the look. I even tried thicker socks with no luck. I think the heel box is too small for my feet but I wear a regular size running shoe with no problems. Unfortunately I didn't get my money's worth and can't return because they were used for a couple of weeks.
I heard good things about Converse boots and decided to get a more expensive pair. I should have gotten the cheaper rapid response. I think that was the model my buddies were telling me about. I paid way too much for a pair of average boots.