For context, I had very low expectations of these boots when I purchased them for my 5 year old. I'm not a huge fan of the Columbia brand and the price point seemed on the lower end. The reason I went this direction was that kids out grow shoes so fast and I didn't want to spend a huge amount on a boot that isn't worn everyday. When the boots arrived from the very beginning I didn't like the wool feeling insert they use for warmth. I was afraid it wouldn't be warm enough and it might cause his legs to itch. My son now has used these probably 4-6 times playing pretty hard in the snow. I am very surprised at how nice they actually are. First, they are very easy to get on and off. Two, they fit really nice even with a thick sock. Three, they keep my son's feet dry and warm. Lastly, and probably to most important is my son doesn't even notice or say anything about them (This is unusual). He just puts them on and goes out and plays in the snow. Overall this boot is a great value.