Ok, so I have to start by saying. THESE ARE NOT SNOW BUNNY BOOTS! So for all of you reviewers saying they are too clunky or bulky, that's how they are suppose to be. they aren't for wearing around to be cute. They are for function, not fashion, although the fur on top would make them more fashionable than the traditional Sorel, but these seem to be more of a cold weather/rain boot than a snow boot. The traction is not like the traditional Sorel, they are more a rain boot on the bottom for me. I have worn them to wear before/after snowboarding, and they are really slippery on snow/ice conditions, so I have to put on my traditional Sorels for that. They are way better than just a regular old boots, but not as good as the my traditional caribous. I do love them though. They are really warm and snuggly and the only reason I gave them 4 stars is because they can bunch a little in the heel area and rub. I found that if I keep them looser and wear the right socks, I'm fine. i always size down in Sorels too. I am a huge fan of sorels and all around. Being a big lover of winter mountain sports, they are the only cold weather boot for me!