I bought these boots three years ago and still love them! I get a boot allowance at work so can purchase new boots every year. I have tried a couple other brands but come back to these old comfy pair. I did recently purchase new insoles for them and they feel like new again. I had absolutely no break in time with these they were comfortable out of the box. They are waterproof I have never had wet feet in them. I do agree with others that they are warm but I will put up with that for dry feet year round. I have had no problem with the sole peeling but have a co-worker that bought his at the same time and he did experience this. when these finally wear out I will buy them again.