I looked at Fly boots for AGES online. All I kept reading about was the lack of waterproofing. In the end I ordered them and hoped for the best. I ordered a size 7 instead of my usual 6 as they are fleece lined and another review had suggested sizing up. They do fit, and I'm not sure if a 6 might have been a bit too tight/short in terms of the lining that goes all around the inside sole too, so have stuck with a 7. For me, they look lovely. They are stylish and classy looking. The leather is very soft. As per another review, they DO mark very easily. Even in trying them on, they got marked. However, actually, it adds to the character of the boot. Cant say what they would be like in another colour, I bought the camel brown. In terms of waterproofness, I have not worn them in the rain, as I didnt want to risk it. I have worn them daily on the school run, in cold/damp weather, but not in pouring rain, as dont see the point in risking them getting soaked. I did spray them with a waterproof spray. They will need a leather wax on them soon to polish them up I think. One thing I have noticed, is that they are not particularly good at gripping the pavement where we have had a few frosty mornings..bit disappointed by that as they are a winter boot. The one other thing I found was that in a size 7 they DO look a bit unfeminine in some ways. The are not a delicate looking boot as they are wide around the toe area. Overall, I would say if youre looking for a WARM, chunky, comfortable, and nice looking pair of boots for those cold days to wear with skinny jeans or skirt/tights, then these are lush. Go for it.