we love these boots. believe it or not we have had three of our daughters (ages 28 to 8) use one pair of the sorel yoot boot - pink leather upper - for 2-3 yrs each. AND, the boots are 20 yrs old, and are still waterproof and warm. it is so great to just pull out the lining each night to let the boot air dry. they are a little stiff at first, but our kids never mentioned that. dry, warm, long lasting leather uppers and removable, washable liner - perfect. very cute, too.