I have just ordered a new pair of Whirlwinds. I already had a pair of leather walking boots, but thought I'd try Karrimor shoes for daily dog walking as they are easier to put on and take off. I'm so pleased with them I have never worn my boots since. I had worn my old pair of Whirlwind shoes daily through all seasons, all weathers, and on many types of terrain. They are comfortable and keep my feet well supported, warm and dry. The old ones have lots of wear left in them, but I decided to buy a nice new pair for "best"!