Why not both? I just about had a heart attack when I handed over my credit card...who spends $200 on boots?! Smart people, that's who. Dry, warm, cozy, built to last and worth every penny. However, one issue, they're a bit slick on tile. I tried to do the splits (not in a good way) in a Wal-mart entryway last winter. It may have been the boots, it may have been the floor, it may have been me or, maybe, something was trying to tell me to spend less time at Wal-mart?