Loving this new product! Feel like a medieval babe, wearing these: total posh look, yet ready for a hike in the snow too AND they look like the boots of a girl robin hood. Ps. HUGE thanks to Merrell Customer Service today too - I called the 1-800 US phone number to find out how to weather treat these new boots and they even called back to make sure I had the right info: apparently these are like Nubuck or suede so you gotta put Nickwax for nubuck (not leather) on 'em or it'll maybe stain the surface. Anyway, only had them one day but so far, it's like walking on cloud. Comfy but stylish.