I've had these boots for a little over 6 months. About a month+ ago, the back of the boot began to tear at the stiching. Being waterproof was a huge selling point. Job sites get wet, especially on the gulf coast. But these boots weren't up to the task. Which is surprising, since I've had Keen boots last a couple years, and they were regularly covered in concrete, which will dry then out. I was lighter in these boots than any pair I've had in years, mostly due to the projects i was working on. And I'm an inspector, so even a rough day is a breeze compared to most laborers. But these boots still couldn't handle it.