I bought this pair of shoes because I wanted a winter/water-proof slip on. I am tired of lacing up shoes as all my other Merrell 3 season shoes are either slip ons or sandals (flips). I decided to give this model I try based on the way it looks and on the reviews. Initially I ordered a size 9 in black but after they arrived and I wore them a few days walking at length in the snow, I found they were too small, particularly the right one. I also decided I wasn't too keen on the black color after all. So I returned them to Merrell who replaced them with size 9.5 in the dark earth color. Now they fit just about right and look great. My wife even complemented me on them. I wore them in the snow/ice in VA and then went to WI and wore them there in snow and ice. Came back to VA and wore them in snow/slush/rain. So far, they have kept my foot temperature just right while also keeping my feet nice and dry, both from snow/slush/rain on the outside and sweat on the inside. The customer service was quick and pleasant which can't be said for many companies anymore. I plan to stick with Merrell for all my and my wife's shoe needs going forward.