Appreciate everyone’s feedback, glad people enjoyed my recap. Had a few people remark on my Danner experience. Maybe I do have the best pair in the country, but I will take it! I will say I sized down a 1/2 size to accommodate for the roomier toe box on these boots, so they really fit my feet snugly. To illustrate that, I had cut my toe nails right before my elk trip, and wore a thin liner with a mid weight merino sock combo and it was perfect. I just did a two day pheasant hunt with pup this weekend, and wore the exact same liner and sock, but had not cut my toenails since before elk trip. My big toenails are almost purple today and hurt like hell today from the pressure on them. I would have been disabled had I not cut my toenails before elk hunt, or I would have been filing them down with a rock or cutting with havalon mid trip.