Looked around for awhile for a boot that I could walk in for awhile AND that looked good. I took a leap and ordered the Alycias and have loved them! Winter in Chicago this year hasn't been too...wintery...but I've still laced these up for some slush, rain, and downright cold days.
They are incredibly warm, very comfortable (I wear them for the mile walk to and from work each day), and definitely pass the waterproof test. I like the cushion-y feel and mid-calf height. Other reviews are spot on about the sizing. I would normally order a 9.5, but went with a 9 in these. I could maybe even go down to an 8.5, but then I wouldn't be able to wear my thick and fuzzy socks with them :)