Look nice, feel a little stiff out of the box, but that is usual for anything new. After a few wears they are already becoming more flexible. I can still feel the ground, pebbles, etc. relatively nicely, so that's great, and they are warm. My toes got cold after an hour in extremely cold temps, probably lower 20s, maybe even below. It was very cold. I only had my one pair of socks on though, so I could have easily double layered if I would have thought about it, because these are nice and roomy, so my toes and feet can actually spread. Overall, I like them very much!
Awesome winter boot!
I own two other pairs of Vivo's, and as expected, I love these boots equally as much. Many of the reviews, including Vivo's website claim this boot runs small in size, but I do not find that to be the case. All my Vivo's are size 43 (US 10), and these boots fit great, even with thicker wool socks. Every shoe I've bought in the past 7 years has been size 10, so it's not a brand-specific thing--they are true to size. Beyond the sizing, the feel of these boots is awesome, no break-in period required. If you are used to wearing "BF friendly" footwear, and are looking for something waterproof and somewhat insulated for winter (I live in WI), these are a great find, and I highly recommend. Just keep the laces looser around the ankle, and you'll barely notice them at all. Two thumbs up!
Solid Minimilist Boot
High quality all around with nice ankle support and protection, waterproof and warm in rain or snow (don't forget to treat the leather every once in awhile). Good traction and great ground feel for such a sturdy boot. They are comfortable right out of the box, but they get even more flexible after putting on a few hiking hours. Oh, and they look absolutely stunning. I live in these for the Oregon winters.