the last time I bought a pair of winter boots it was 1984! I was very pleased ( although NOT surprised ) to see these boots still in production! If you want to get a truly great boot, then get these. I wore mine every single day in the winter and for many a hike in the summer too. I had to change the vibram souls TWICE! Without a doubt the most comfortable, durable boot you'll find. Just a rub of mink oil before I put them away every year and they were ready to roll at the first sign of Autumn. Classic means you can try but it wont get any better!