Have had these boots for two years now and couldn't be happier. I have never had a cold day in these, even when wearing super thin socks. Liner holds your foot in great and keeps your foot super warm. The simple, flexible styling gives this boot the perfect freesytle flex. Not too soft, not too stiff. These boots hold up on the colder days without cracking or peeling. Don't worry about water getting in, not gonna happen, (Unless you pour gallons of water all over them). I have the 2008 LE version. If you are looking for a great freestyle boot this is your boot. Pair these with the Contrabands and you're golden.