These boots run pretty small (uncomfortably so, if your feet swell,) and after I really messed up my feet with my other pair of Timberlands, I chose to wear these every day, thinking they would keep them safe as they healed. I do a lot of heavy lifting, working outdoors, hiking, etc. The only time these shoes have worked for me is when I'm standing perfectly still-- otherwise they really are just too small! I suppose that's my fault for not returning them in time, but the final straw was when I went hiking today and I stepped on a rock-- if you're wearing steel toe boots, that shouldn't be a problem, right? Wrong. I swear I thought I broke my foot-- I love to hike, I've gone hiking for ten hours with no blisters, no pain, nothing. Today I went hiking for two hours and at the end of it my feet hurt so bad, I had new blisters (along with the horrible ones caused by my other Timberlands,) and I was so slow I was at the back of the pack. I really wanted to make a good impression on the people I was with, but I was just so humiliated and in pain. The worst part is, before these two incidents, I swore by Timberlands-- I always recommended them to new hikers and people who wanted to replace their work boots, I wore my last pair to death, but I've been forced to buy boots from a different company because I can't keep hurting myself waiting for these boots to magically become worth all the money I spent on them. Very dissapointed.