I bought mine TTS as well (I wear a size 7 Women's in boots). I got these:http://www.danner.com/boots/dannerr-rat-temperate-military-boots.htmlThe RAT represents the toughest boot components in the world – all stitched together to create one ultra-rugged war boot. 1000 Denier nylon, full-grain nubuc, and reinforced leather overlays create a fortress of protection and support. Underneath, you’ll find Vibram® 360 outsoles with Dri Ice for unrivaled flexibility and traction in frigid condition. There’s nothing the RAT can’t handle.
Rugged all-terrain and built with nothing but the best materials, the Danner® RAT stands ready for any mission, any environment, any time.
I love these ! I've been wearing them nearly every day since I got them. And trust me...ask people on this forum who have known me since Day 1
-- I've never been a boot wearer !!
But since I do a lot of hard-core hiking, I wanted some good, attractive boots that weren't just "hiking boots". When I buy shit, I ask myself first -- are these one trick ponies ? (meaning, can I use them for only one type of activity or event ?). If the answer is "YES", I don't buy. I'm a minimalist at heart. Just as the ad claims, these boots can be used for every day use, work, Mt. Whitney hiking (about the most rigorous there is), walking the dog -- and just....hangin' out.