Don't ask me what makes them canyon boots, but right out of the box they were pretty comfortable. After some break-in I think they are going to be really nice. They seem to be very well made and sturdy boots. I have wide feet and have trouble finding boots that fit well but these fit perfectly. As far as price I would say they are comparable to boots costing $50-100 more. Dennis Kirk's shipping was quick. Ordered the boots on a Friday and with regular (free!) shipping I received them on the following Monday. Very happy all the way around.