These are hikers but with a re-enforced toe making them suitable for certain types of work, but they are great for everyday. I use them for multi-mile city dog walking and they are ideal. They are somewhat heavier than the light-weight types of hikers out there, but I like the protection and stability. They are obviously going to be super-durable. Best of all: they do not have the blocky "Frankenstein" look or feel of many well-made hikers. These are a neat little boots that look great with jeans or shorts. Very comfortable right out of the box. I own CAT high-heeled ankle boots which are awesome and it's great to discover these hikers from this excellent brand. CAT boots rock!