I bought these boots for my 8yo last winter and haven't had any problems. They are light, they keep his feet warm and dry. In my experience his boots never last more than 1 winter before they start leaking (sorel, kamik...). These are still in great shape and he could do another winter with them if it wasn't for the liner. The liner has disintegrated between the top of the heel up. So strange but not the end of the world. I thought I could just get a new liner. However I haven't been able to find new liners for them. Not in stores or on this website. I wrote to customer service and I am waiting a response.