I've lived in these boots for most of the winter and love them to bits as they are so comfortable and look good. They are wearing well too. I have needed to keep them sprayed with silicone to keep them reasonably dry. The only reason for not giving them 5* is that they are a fiddle to put on. The poppers on the strap are not easy to get into place without looking at them - and that requires bending your knee one way and leaning sideways to see whats going on. Fine for the reasonably athletic but it does add extra time.