I bought these because I was done with wet, soggy, feet. Love winter, not wet feet and they do the trick. I was concerned about breathability and comfort. More cush on the sole than expected; very comfy. As for breathable, this isn't your wick-away-moisture boot but does just great unless you are prone to sweat alot or you are in temps that warm up considerably. But for everyday cold winter and sloshy wet, these are perfect! And, the compliments keep coming on looks and style! Be sure to size down one size as they run large. I gave them a 5 star because, even though they are not top on the breathability chart, that's not why I purchased them. They deliver where expected.