If you’re looking to take prolonged hiking trips I would not recommend the Columbia Coretek WP hiking boots, for one reason, they are not water proof. Now that being said these boots are a quality boot. They are comfortable, averaging 15 miles a day my feet held up just fine. No blisters. The padding and grips on the underside of the boots made hiking up high summits easier on the mind, not having to worry about slipping.