I bought these boots last fall and wore them for the first time in November. By March, there were holes in them and my feet were getting wet. The holes are where the crease in the boot comes when taking a step (at the top of the toes). They were a very comfortable boot but 5 months wear is unacceptable for the price that they are. I can't even wear them on dry days anymore because when they got wet inside, they didn't dry fast enough before a mildew smell developed. They were only used for walking the dog in the woods on rainy/snowy days - they did not get a lot of vertical climbing.