I use these boots as boots...
I kick things that do not budge when I hit them.
I use them to level and pack dirt.
I use them to stomp/crush/squish things.
I use them to clear brush.
I use them as leverage to break/bend things.
I set equipment on the toe of my boot to prop it up when lifting and setting things down.
I walk quite a few miles a day in them.
I work in my boots.
Nothings perfect but these boots are tough, waterproof, and have very good traction!
I was hesitant about the dual-density mid-sole, however after receiving these boots I found that the vibram sole was much thicker than other boots I have purchased in the past. The mid-sole is thick enough to provide cushion in the heel and the vibram sole is thick enough to provide durability to last quite a long time.
I did read some comments about these being very hot boots, yet after wearing these every day during August in Florida I have found them to be quite comfortable compared to other waterproof boots.
I would highly recommend these boots for others that are going to use them as boots and need all in one foot protection.