I've been buying boots from Toe Warmers for many years. My first pair (in a style that was discontinued, apparently) was similar to the Trek; since then I've been buying the Trek. My first two or three pairs of Toe Warmers were VERY comfortable and remained so, through miles and miles of walking, long after the waterproof seal had been breached, so I continued to wear them as cold-weather shoes when a waterproof seal wasn't essential. In subsequent pairs I was disappointed to find that the thick soles were hollow, wore down more quickly, and weren't as comfortable as those of the initial pairs. Also, my feet get cold very easily, and I find that the Trek doesn't keep them warm in cold weather. Wearing a half-size up gives me room to insert an insulated insole (which helps) but still not to wear my thick wool socks; but I don't want to order a full size up because even the half-size up makes me trip sometimes.Having said all that, I do like the Trek (though I'd probably give it just 3.5 stars if that were an option) because it is still fairly comfortable and is highly presentable (I don't feel a need to bring a change of shoes). I buy only vegan shoes, which narrows my options considerably; this one is far more attractive than my (more comfortable) hiking boots or a typical rubber rain boot.My mother, who has various problems with her feet and has difficulty finding comfortable shoes, decided to give the Trek a try and has found it comfortable enough to reorder.