I had bought these boots primarily for when i go paintballing. i needed them in a hurry as a big event was coming up. ordered them in time, but didn't have a chance to break them in. well, the event broke them in as it was a three day long course of running around in them. they were comfortable and helped protect my feet during a few slips in rocky terrain. the material over the steel toe started to wear down a little after that event (it turned darker, not wearing through). after further use, the cardboard inserts near one of the boot's heels started to dig into my heel. make sure to wear thick socks to avoid this. this happens with most every shoe or boot, so it does not take away from its quality. shipping was great and on time.