I guess it was my fault thinking that these would be okay for jumping in snow, but they're not for Canadian winter (In fact, they have gaps where the tongue should be covering once you put your foot in, making it even less adequate in snow). The heel support really digs into your tendon, giving a nice blister in the back (though this could be because mine are a tad big - I'm a 7-7.5 normally, and I ordered a 7). I'm going to check out a shoe shop and get the back padded on the inside. This boot would be fine for warm weather bar hopping (if the back is padded), but forget snow diving. Also the material feels cheap compared to my etnies shoes. The sherpa fleece only covers down to your ankle, so wear thick socks to keep those toes warm. Overall: Next time, I`ll get Sorells.