Bought these boots to wear watching my sons play football, standing in freezing cold mud in windswept fields. Have tried wellies, trainers, a variety of boots and walking shoes but always end up with cold, sore and sometimes wet feet. I have plantar fasciitis (aka 'policeman's heel')and also always struggle to find boots that will fit my calves, especially if I need to tuck my jeans in away from the mud.
These boots are perfect! They arrived on a snowy Saturday and were immediately put to the test when I took the boys to the park for 3 hours of sledging, snowballing, etc. in pouring snow. Firstly, they are a really comfortable fit and support my feet properly. I can tuck my jeans in easily. I stood about in the snow (3-4 inches had fallen) for more than 3 hours and my feet stayed toasty warm, comfortable and completely dry throughout. For the first time in months my feet weren't killing me when I finally sat down at home!
I have worn them every day since, throughout the snowy period and then the teaming rain. They have remained warm, comfy and waterproof.
They are very expensive but hopefully will last for several winters so I'm seeing them as an investment. I've been through so many pairs of cheap boots and suffered as a result. For me, whilst I'd have loved them to be cheaper (I could only afford them because I had a bunch of Amazon vouchers for Christmas), they are worth it.