on December 16, 2013
I purchased these boots for Michigan winters.
I purchased a 10. My normal boot size is 9.5 4A. I added a superfeet merino wool insole.
I wear the boots with two pairs of smart wool knee highs.
The boots fit perfectly. They are light and almost like wearing sneakers (mobility wise).
The traction on the boots is good. I have not slipped yet.
I had considered the Joan of Arctic boot - but chose these as they are lighter weight and also I thought the Joan of Arctic would be too warm once I had two pairs of socks on (so the heels would not slip on my absurdly narrow foot).
I am able to wear these both with levi jeans on the outside and tucked in.
My feet have not gotten wet or cold. I have shoveled snow for 2 hours, gone on day hikes in the snow, and just worn them to the store or walking the dog.
I am very happy with their performance.
I have tried and discarded several "winter" boots over the years. These are keepers.