I got these on whiskey milita so the price made it even better of a buy, but i would of paid full price for these. When i got them last season it was my first season with my own gear so i was looking for beginner stuff that i could upgrade from there but still start out with decent products. I still haven't had any breaks or tears but i'd get them again if anything happened to them. I love the toe strap design because it doesn't cram my toes like other designs do. Light weight and durable, love it.