This is the second time I've been unhappy with these boots. Bought a pair a couple of years ago and returned them to the store where they were purchased within 2 weeks because they were not at all waterproof. Took a chance and got another pair just over 30 days ago. Same problem. Although now I've had them a month and the leather is already as worn as the boots I was replacing. I would say these might work for urban use, but definitely not for commercial construction.