I bought these for casual dress wear with a shirt and tie for work. I live in upstate NY and the winters get pretty cold. These have been perfect brushing the car off in the morning, getting to work walking around town, bar hopping etc. I have also worn these to the mountains for snowboarding and the have good traction even in the ski resort parking lots. All in all they are a good looking warm casual boot. If that's what you're looking for you won't be disappointed.