I purchased these boots for a Feb 2010 trip to Washington DC. They just had 'snowmageddon' so I knew I needed a good shoe especially because I'm not used to that type of weather and I tend to slip a lot, lol. For three days I wore these boots and walked hours and hours in them and they never once bugged me nor did any rain or snow or slush get in them. I am extremely pleased with my purchase and cannot wait until I can use them again.
The only con I have is that the laces kept coming undone and I had to stop and retie them until I learned how to wrap them around and knot them. Also, I have the white boots and I dont know how to get the dirt off of them =(