The build quality on this boot is excellent. Real oiled leather, and sturdy eyelets and hooks.Size is excellent for my 13W feet. They are cut round enough in the toe box to be wearable out of the box.The feel of the boot is surprisingly soft. I can pull the boot tight around my foot, or looser depending on how I tension the laces. (Most boots in my experience start out much stiffer.) It also has a flexible shank, not a steel or stiff one, so you get an almost sneaker feeling to the soles of your feet.(Because of this, however, I wouldn't wear these boots on a rocky hike. You'll feel all the hard points in your soles after awhile.)My only concern is the way the tread is layered; the bottom, hardest part of the sole is actually pretty thin in some crucial places like the heel. There is much more "filling" layer than usable tread layer.So we'll see how long they last. But right out of the box: no blisters, wearing them 8 hours a day, taking long urban walks = completely comfortable.