Looking forward to your update. The Perfekt Hikers are my all time favorite boots. I have a pair that's several years old and still going strong, but I hate that they quit making them. I hate everything that BassPro is doing to Cabela's, but that's another story..... I just bought the last pair of Perfekt Hikers from Cabela's Bargain Cave. Paid only $69.99, but they're not EE width. I typically wear 11.5 EE. The new ones are 12 D. I figured they'd be close to right, and they are. Just a bit narrow, but not terrible. Still not the perfect fit that my old 11.5 EEs are though. I'd love to find another boot that fits and performs as good as the Meindls.I am awaiting the arrival of my first pair of Crispi boots. I found the perfect boots for me, but unfortunately they are no longer available. Those were the Meindl Perfekt Hikers that Cabela's no longer sells. My last pair lasted 8 years, and a do have a nearly new pair of Meindl Hunters for this falls elk hunt. I need a wide boot, with a stiff sole for early season treks, and I also wear it every day. I did a lot of looking around and reading reviews, and found the Crispi Valdres GTX at Midway USA. I will give a follow up report after some initial use.