I purchased these boots for a recent trip to the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks. And wow, was I impressed! I am usually a Keen/Merrell/Teva kind of gal but after reading the reviews on these boots I had to give them a try. They ARE comfortable right out of the box! I only had a couple of days to try these out on city streets before my trip and they were a dream to walk on. That said, I was still a little apprehensive to wear them on steep hikes and have no back up for blisters for hours, but they are amazing! Full ankle support without being too stiff, cushioning that eliminates any pressure fatigue, great traction and waterproof for all your hiking needs. Probably the best feature in my book is these boots are incredibly comfortable and lightweight. I wore them all day and didn't want to take them off!
The other two hikers I was with also had new Ahnu hiking boots (both bought them based on fabulous reviews) and were extremely happy with their style's fit, comfort and performance as well. Buy these boots and you won't regret it!