Like said, every foot is different. I've been reserching hiking boots every since the Colorado elk hunt this year was planned. I ordered a pair of Cabelas Perfekt Hikers after reading great reviews...but it wasnt for my feet. The quality was great, just the fit was not for me and I sent them back. I went to REI this past weekend and tried on every boot they had. I went planning to buy Lowa Renegades, but ended up buying the Keen Targhee II Mid. Most comfortable boots I've ever had on. Went on a 5 mile hike today and they performed great. I'd still like to try a Lowa, but I need a wide in those and they didn't have any in stock.
Not sure about the durability of the Keens,...just got them, but the comfort and waterproof is great.