I bought a pair of these off the high street for my daughter to take on a school skiing trip. She loved them because they were warm, comfortable and quick to take off and put on when there was a large group of students rushing to do things, she wasn't left behind fiddling with laces. I bought these for me, thinking they would be good for when we get snowed in. They are lovely, and I'm pleased I've got them, but last winter rained rather than smowed, so I didn't wear them as much as I anticipated. Personally, I think everyone should have a pair, just incase!