I received my Vasque Sundowner GTX hiking boots as a birthday present about 2 years ago. I was hiking more and more frequently and usually wearing sneakers. Aside from ruining my running sneaks, I needed something that was weatherproof and had better ankle support. These boots have not let me down. I’ve worn them hiking in snow, rain, heat and through shallow water and I couldn’t be happier with a pair of boots. They go above and beyond in terms of support and stability. Most PA trails are pretty rocky so it’s important to have boots that can get you through those trails comfortably.