These are great boots! especially for an active outdoors person. The boots fit really well, though I did find them a bit loose in the foot bed part. (they are not as "sloppy" feeling as other winter boots I have had) I love that I can do up the laces, to the tightness I neeed, and just easily use the zipper to get them off and on, very convenient! They are lightweight, warm, and waterproof. The grips are not as good as I thought for walking on ice, but I use my yaktraks with them for that. I really like these boots, they work great for what I need them for, and it is an attractive boot!