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Warm and fine for dry cold weather
on January 2, 2014
I purchased these boots to wear on my one-mile walking commute to work, so I was looking for something that would a: keep my feet warm, b: keep my feet dry, c: keep my feet on the ground (rather than my tookis), and d: be comfortable. They do about 2 out of 4 really well (my feet are always warm and dry). I find the fit to be just fine lengthwise, but very snug around the arch of my foot--so much so that they are uncomfortable after wearing them for more than a couple of hours, and it is difficult to fit one's pant legs into them to keep the pant legs dry. As for thick socks? Forget it. They are fine in rainy conditions, but get more than about 4 inches of snow, and these boots are overwhelmed: the tread on the bottom is nowhere near to being deeply grooved enough to keep my feet steady when slogging through uneven snow and ice--I slipped often. Also, these are inappropriate for deep snow, as drifts often reach over the top of the boot. I don't remember what I paid for them, but it wasn't enough to make me feel like I wasted my money. However, I would not purchase them again, and will likely find a way to purchase something a little more expensive and more suited to hefty winter weather.