I am impressed with these boots. They are a perfect medium between shoes and boots - light, but warm. I live on the border of North Dakota and Manitoba and we have some serious winters. These boots have performed great in the 6-10 inches of snow for several hours walking the dogs. The top two sets of eyelets are shredding the laces which is disappointing. However, they did come with an extra set in another color. I prefer the red laces and contacted North Face and they sent me extra laces for free! Overall I am impressed with these boots.