Well I was in desperate need of a new pair of boots as my old pair of hi-tec walking boots were absolutely shot and were about as water proof as a pair of flip flops. So i popped down the local RFD to have a look at a pair of Meindls and walked out with a pair of the above boots. The reason i went for them was that they are nice a light, very comfy and i liked the feel of them and they were £80 cheaper than the Meindls i was after anyway i was out in them today and they seem very good. The are highly comfortable and even with the insulated pair they were not too hot when worn with shooting socks and I didn't have any feeling of wearing them in and for my first pair of high boots i am very impressed. We shall have to see how they last but as they are Harkila i am feeling optimistic but only time will tell.