I have a love / hate relationship with these boots. I absolutely love how they wear and feel. They are the most comfortable pair of boots I've owned. On the other hand after having them for 2 years and hiking in Patagonia in Argentina on a typical day (rain,snow, sun) day in Patagonia - my feet started to get wet. Didn't think too much of it, but wondered why. Next trip a couple months later wore them backpacking in Montana and hit snow / rain mix at 7000+ feet. They totally gave out. I had to ring the water out of my socks by the time I got back to camp. Not fun to wear wet boots and wet socks when backpacking and the weather is now cold. Brrr. Had to make a stop after that trip before hitting Glacier to buy another pair of boots.