I received my New Balance 1000's today. They look great and size 11.5 men's D width weigh exactly 36 ounces per pair.
It will be a while before I can test them for their intended use in a winter environment. However, I put them on as soon as I came from work and walked around the neighborhood and have been wearing them in the house all evening. Here is my quick assessment. Even though they are "hiking boots" they are nearly as comfortable as any trail runner, more so than most, at least to me. Secondly, they are warm. It was everything I could do to keep them on tonight - it is 82 degrees outside here in Florida and 75 in the house with the A/C on. I know,... not exactly an acid test of the insulation :)
I'll be spending some time in the White Mountains of New Hampshire this winter and I'm looking forward to giving them a real test!