I decided to buy some leather "water proof" shoes as I've tried several other "water proof" hiking shoes only to find that they stay "water proof" only for weeks or occasionally months .
These however let my toes get wet the very first time it rained .
Though the reason I bought leather is so I can apply some water proofing wax.
Either way I have found that no "Guaranteed water proof" hiking shoes remain water proof very long ,depending on how much you wear them .
Other than the miss leading water proof adverting these shoes are very durable and comfortable and should last much longer than shoes made from other materials .