"Well, I haven't had a chance to go hiking because of the snow, but I have been wearing the boots around in the snow and they are incredible. They are comfortable, waterproof, great tread and warm. I have had difficulty finding hiking boots. Everything I would try would either be too narrow, or the heel was too wide and would slip. These are a perfect fit. I love tennis shoes, and Saucony is my favorite, so I thought, "I'll give them a try." I am so glad I did."