I am currently abusing my 3rd pair of Kenetrek boots! As a hunting guide/outfitter, I am wearing boots for basically 6 months of the year. These boots have proven to be tough in all conditions. From sheep hunts to lions hunts in the snow, they can handle any situation that you will encounter. Getting your feet wet and cold on a hunt is a terrible situation and one that I am proud to say has never happened! With a little TLC, these boots will last longer than the soles will! Which brings up another great point, you can send them in and have new soles installed. I have done this 3 times on one pair of boots! Kenetrek finally had to tell me it was time for a new pair of boots! I would recommend these boots to anyone that spends time in the outdoors and you will never have to worry about your feet again.