After some time with these boots I am ready to give my opinions on them. So far I love them, the vibram sole provides great traction, the combination of the nubuck leather upper and gore tex inner lining keeps me water free and even if the gore tex gives out I can still wax the leather for usability. The lacing perfect and causes no troubles whatsoever, and the fact I can resole this boot later on adds a lot of longevity to it's use. My only quam is the fit, be sure you get your foot measured, my foot is an 11, so I bought a UK size 11 to be sure I got a good fit. Plenty of toe room, but the boot is so stuff my pinkie toes can be pinched from time to time. But the pain doesn't last, so it's not a deal breaker. Other than that the boot is basically perfect, I can definitely recommend this one.