I would not recommend these boots to anyone that wants winter boots. I live in Duluth, MN where snow and ice are abundant in the winter, and I can tell you these boots are not going to cut it. The sole of the boots is made of hard foam..kind of like a hard flip-flop material, not rubber. I will be returning these boots and looking for a better pair. The only thing I can say about them is that the "fur" lining would probably keep my feet warm.