I bought these boots back in December 2017. I fell in love with them. They were so warm and comfortable. I used them to walk around the city on snowy days for about 2 months (maybe 10 days in total) then put them away for the following winter. Then took them out in January using them maybe 12 times between then and now. The side of the boot is giving out and they are basically garbage despite the fact that I have barely used them and there is almost no noticeable wear on the soles. This is very disappointing considering the price of the boot. I am back to using my merrels that I bought 8 years ago. Despite looking like they are 8 years old at least they are still usable.