I purchased these boots due to previously failed target snow/cold boots. These boots are nice and warm in the blustery Chicago cold and do an excellent job in the snow. I love that they come up just below the knee because now I don't have to wear stockings. I have the north face jacket that goes from head to toe with a slit up to the knee so these will complete my cold weather gear by keeping me nice and warm. They are also incredibly light weight, maybe a pound each. They are not tight at all, they are a perfect fit. Comfortable to walk in, especially long distances (which Chicagoans know walking long distances is a daily task). I would certainly recommend these to anyone on the fence. I did look at another pair of boots, I forget the name, the ones that fold down to be half knee or ankle height, but this boot I think is the better of the choices.