I have had mine for 4 years now, and worn them hiking from summer in NC to winter in Wyoming and they perform spectacularly in all environments. They are super comfortable, I love the roomy toe box, they have always been completely waterproof (except that one time I stepped in a deep puddle that went over the top lol). I have been impressed by how grippy they are on rocks, roots, loose trail, and also in snow/ ice. I was especially pleased with how they did on a recent trip to Wyoming. With warm thorlo socks, my feet stayed warm and dry for hours of hiking in the snow. They are also cute in their own quirky rugged way. Please do not ever stop making these Keen, I don't like the newer style as much.