This is my second pair of Scarpa boots and the Kinesis Pro GTXs, although expensive, are worth every penny. My last pair of Scarpas were 13 years old so it was time to put them out to pasture. Typical of Scarpa boots, the fit is fantastic and true to size. You cannot beat their quality, looks, and comfort. The tread pattern is aggressive and the overall boot may be a bit much for light hiking or street walking (I'll leave the definition of street walking up to you). The full randing is a major plus and I feel helps extend the life of the boot. This is a great boot and for your hard earned dollar, you will not be disappointed. On a side note, Moosejaw is probably the best online supplier of outdoor stuff (this is not a shameless plug). When I placed the order last Wednesday (2/12), they were expecting these boots to ship within two weeks. Needless to say, these boots showed up at my door Saturday (2/15). Seriously, you simply cannot beat MJ service!