I took my time in choosing the Salomon Women's Quest 4D GTX, and i'm satisfied with my purchase! My first time out turned from a 3 mile hike to a 11 mile hike on a whim, and I was very impressed with the overall performance of my boot. My ankles felt very supported while still having enough flexibility to scramble up to curious points with ease. The boot fits true to size, has a roomy toe-box (i have wide feet), has great ankle support, and the sole gives needed traction on slippery surfaces, steep inclines, in water, and on rock. The boots are gator compatible and are still lightweight and easily portable. The GTX adds another layer of waterproof security. Looking forward to trying them out further in various climates and terrains!