I just got these from Zappos and haven't worn them outside yet. But here are the tests I did: Wet Test: I turned on the water in the tub and splashed my booted foot underneath. The bottom of the boot actually held up quite well. It was the top half that started leaking. Once water got in, it penetrated the entire boot. So, this is not a rainboot
. It can handle low puddles and a few inches of wet snow. If you're in deep wet snow, you will get wet above the ankle. Overall, I was satisfied. Cold Test: It isn't cold enough outside yet to really know if these are warm boots
. So I took two mini-bottles, put 1 tablespoon of water into each, placed one in the freezer and the other in the boot, which I put in the freezer. I left them both in there for an hour. When I took the bottles out, the freezer bottle was frozen solid. The boot bottle had a thick layer of ice inside of which was lots of water. Overall, I was impressed. The boot is soft and flexible, almost like wearing a supportive sock. You can spend all day in this boot without discomfort. The sole is a cushy foam that I found remarkable comfortable. I imagine it will wear down eventually, but it is very thick and cozy right now. I want to use these boots
for cold city days and snow sports. That's mostly low snow in the city and dry snow in the mountains. Warm feet is most important to me. For that they seem very satisfactory. Although this boot is slightly over the price range I was hoping to spend, I think it's worth it.