I bought these boots because I often (always) have to steady the canoe for my wife and kids when they board. They refuse to learn how to board properly, and I just wanted to get paddling and avoid the wrath of my wife's German ancestry; so now I have these boots. They solved my problem and also happen to be super comfy. I use them when kayaking, too. They keep my feet warm and toasty, and my kids think I got them from ninjas. Well, I sort of told them that.
I found that the size tens were true to size (thought I'd sneek something useful in).