I have had these boots for about two weeks, and they are GREAT! I am 71, and I use them to go shopping or to the mail box, in the cold (when the temperature is in the 40's or below), without any socks! Just slip them on and away I go! I did order one size larger than my normal shoe size, and they are a perfect fit! I also did spray them with Kiwi Suede waterproofing spray, before using them.