In January of 1988 I got these boots as part of our coverage of the Winter Olympics in Calgary. Never needed them up there. But over those 35+ years they got used and abused here on The Orchard Compound. Snow, mud, manure, etc. They finally fell apart last winter but they still worked even though they were full of holes. Today cheap replacements arrived from Amazon and these were retired. If you’re looking for good boots I highly recommend Sorel.