It's just water-resistant (not water-proof),...
It's just water-resistant (not water-proof), right? Does it mean your feet will be wet pretty soon?
Yep - water-resistant, not waterproof. Probably not the ideal boots for above freezing / wet snow conditions, but man are they nice when it is below freezing. Not your everyday snow boot, but great to break out for after sking / shovel the drive-way / backcountry hut trips / etc.
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