I've always worn Scarpa boots - ever since the old Scarpa Bronzo's of the 70's. I tried some Zamberlan boots but had to return them as the fit was too narrow. Bought these instead and they fit like a strongly supportive glove. Which is vital now I'm so much older and have one very weak ankle. I did find these too stiff for the first couple of week - I wear them for short mountain walks every day but the sole now has a little more flexibility and despite being twice the price of the Zamberlan boots - I am so glad I got these.