If you play your golf on a wet muddy course, as I do, these shoes are an excellent buy. As they are made with a synthetic material the mud is easily washed off. So far they appear to be waterproof, are very comfortable and extremely reasonably priced making them an ideal winter golf shoe. I have worn them about a dozen times with no problems, perhaps it's early days yet. I would recomend if in doubt buy a size bigger than you normaly take. You can also put an extra pair of socks on if they are bit slack.