And boy do I love them! I bushwhacked across a very rough spur ridge of Brasstown Bald yesterday, gained about 1100' vertical ft. of elevation then dropped back down about 1200' more ft. All through some of the roughest laurel thickets blowdowns rock cliffs and boulders I've ever seen. My new boots were great very supportive plenty of traction and best of all they fit perfectly so no blisters. This was my first time buying boots online. There are a lot of drought stressed laurels dropping their very slick dead leaves in my area it's like climbing on ice when theyre laying on steep rock faces. No problem for my new Quests. Two thumbs up! My trekking pole helped tremendously too dont know how I ever got by without it.