a mid line pair for light hiking with a nice wide toe box and a great tread, with medium torque, not too high or too stiff stiff. I like the way they look and the way they feel on my feet. I would like to buy some nice thin wool socks as well. I am really happy about my purchase. I saw a nice jacket there at the same time, it was on clearance but it was almost as expensive as the boots. EMS, not the cheapest place to equipment.
I am really happy about this purchase. I need to update my long trail guide and plan a few short hikes to break my feet into the boots.