Five years ago, when Zoë was born in Belgium, I purchased these boots for the all-season climate I would be facing for a month in Europe. The other day, I wore them for an entire day, in and out, up and down, and was astonished at how warm and comfortable my feet were the whole time. I decided that these are footwear that I must never be without. The Bay had a sale on and I ordered another pair. This time Cherry Red! Now, when I keel over, I will be more visible for rescue.