This is my first winter boot since 2005 when I got some suede/fur Vans. I wanted a boot that had grip (Vans had me sliding on ANYTHING), was lightweight so I didn't feel like I was going to strain to lift my fit, and also appeared more stylish than the booties my parents forced me to wear during the 80s. I had seen a commercial for Sorel on TV just a few days earlier and then got a recommended link from my Bank to purchase on Backcountry.com. So glad I did! This boot is so cute on my feet! It looks great with jeans, and I don't think I will wear it just when I am cleaning snow off my car. I intend to pack these when I visit Europe in the winter (definitely so light I won't even notice they're in my carryon!)! The make of the shoe is high quality, so I feel I got my money's worth! I like that I can fold down the "thinsulated" high-top to reveal a cute packed down light beige wool fabric. They fit my feet perfectly, and I have a 10.0 wide woman's foot.