Lovely looking shoe, really comfortable - no blisters or walking-in from the get go. Unfortunately the waterproofing does not last long as small breaks and tears appear on the sides where the crease from the bend on the toe occurs. Has happened to two pairs now within a few weeks of average to moderate use - mainly city wear to be fair - I always notice them failing at most needed times like walking through long grass at dawn - that sucks. This is the third pair I've bought. I might try adding some silicon rubber sealant to those areas to see if I can buy more time with my enjoyment of these shoes and be thankful I got a refund on the super-cheap 4th pair I nearly bought. They were out of stock.