After almost a year, I'm finally getting around to reviewing them. I have really liked these boots and recommend them to family and friends. The soles have excellent traction in all conditions I have tested: water, snow, gravel, slush, mud, dirt... The waterproofing has not failed me in any of these conditions (will update this review accordingly if anything changes in the future). They are on the warmer end of the spectrum for hiking boots, so I'm not sure I would enjoy them as much during the sweltering Texas summers I used to know. But in my opinion, they are perfect for an active 4-season lifestyle in an elevated place like Utah.
Also note: these boots somehow repel water and dirt insofar as they still look almost like new. Very satisfied with this purchase.