I finally bought a pair of Asolo boots after purchasing 2 different pairs of other branded boots that turned out to be very uncomfortable after extended periods of walking, and can only say that I am utterly delighted with these walking boots. They are so comfortable, the only way I can describe them is like a 'foot-glove'. Have just spent a week walking in Snowdonia and they were perfect. The fit securely around the heel, holding your foot so that you don't get heel-lift and subsequent blisters, whilst allowing your foot plenty of room to 'spread' at the front, meaning that your toes don't get squished up against the sides and there is no pressure in the toes. I thought they looked a bit odd when I first saw them in the store, but I would absolutely not care about this, bearing in mind how comfortable they turned out to be. Great boots.