I got these for my birthday 2.5 years back, and they are still working perfect. The condition of the boot is superb. Designed for maximum comfort and it delivers. I couldn't be any happier. ALl of my friends on the hill are still unhappy with their boots and change every year or take them back, and I keep recommending the Lashed boot. There is a reason why it has been rated the best boot for years and years.