I am really happy I did not pay full price for these boots because they are in no way suited for walking around on slushy sidewalks. After a few blocks the bottoms of me feet got wet from water seeping in through the stitching. I treated them with some waterproofing wax so hopefully that will help. They have great traction outsole that does well on ice patches. They are very good looking boots and are comfortable on long walks around town but if you are expecting to wear these in snow conditions and have your feet stay dry look elsewhere.