I bought these right off the shelf and then hit the trail with them and I had no problems with them. They fit me great and did great on the trail. They provided decent traction and were indeed waterproof (except for the big opening at the top - duh!)
I put a few hundred miles on them since and they are obviously worn, however, they still have lots of use left on them. The soles are still intact although they have lost a bit of grip on wet rocks and roots, and they are still waterproof.