I bought two pair of these after moving up north from Texas. One for my 10 year-old son and another for my 8 year-old daughter. Terrible. The insides of both pair got soaked from the get-go, especially my son who usually plays outside for longer periods then my daughter. They get so wet that even by sitting them in front of a heater or fireplace it is impossible to dry them out by the next day. With-in a few weeks my son's started coming unstitched where the fabric attaches to the rubber. I've bought and been happy with a lot of Columbia products, but these are the worst boots I've ever purchased.