I used to live in my all leather Danner lightweights in the 80's and 90's. Since then I have gone to the tennis shoe keen hiking boot but keep wearing the soles out every 150 miles and the rocks poke up into the sole. So a few days ago I shelled out 380 bucks for the boot I used to wear...wow thats what you have to pay to get non chinese making your boot. They now call it the Explorer. Same thing as the lightweight hunter but all leather. It sure feels good and the leather is much softer when new nowadays. They are narrow boots so I had to get a half size larger in EE to fit. Buy once cry once. But once they get worn in they are more comfortable than any tennis boot and esp with the good insoles one can get nowadays. I used to use lambswool ones back then but they were always trying to slip around but boy were they comfortable.