Yes. I tried several pair of light weight trail runners, hiking shoes. None were as comfortable as my older 19oz mid-hikers. I have had these for several years (since 2006 or so?) Adidas, Montrail, Keen, Solomon, Merril, Inov, and others have been tried over the years. Always one trip and back to boots. My last excursion was the NPT where I was determined to use Solomons for the whole trail. My feet were literally torn apart after three days of hiking, 22mi, 16mi, 10mi. All three sides of my achilles tendon were really sore and the tops of my arch was almost as bad. Only one small blister was present on my little toe. This was after 5 months of wearing them every day for workouts (running, walking over moderate terrain.) My feet healed after I got the boots on for the rest of the trip.
This forum and several lists I belong to have really urged me to switch to trail runners. I have hiked in mid-hikers for close to 20 years and low boots before that. I like to experiment, so not exclusively. In the ADK's, the preponderance of roots, rocks, boulders, and just plain off-level stream-side trails puts a lot of stress on the sides, bottoms and ankles. With runners, these were the areas that came up sore after a few days. So, for me, I think I will simply ignore all the urgingings from now on and use my boots. They work with no pain, unlike every pair of trail runners I have used. They work fine around camp, and for daily exercise routines, not so good for a week in the ADK's.