I LOVE these boots! I do a lot of city winter walking and I got these to replace my Sorels, which were giving me blisters when I walked long distances quickly. These boots have been extremely comfortable! So much better than Sorels for walking! They have been though an ice storm and temperatures of -40 so I've been able to test them thoroughly outside: they repel water nicely and keep my feet dry, they are easy to get on and off and are just the right width to tuck pants in or wear boot cut pants over top, they have pretty good traction on even the iciest of surfaces. They are warm enough to wear outside and sleek enough to be comfortable walking inside at malls and shops. I did find my feet got a bit cold when I was out for long periods at -40, but I think that would happen with any boot. Overall, this is a fantastic all-purpose winter boot for snowy, slushy cities!