After two winters I can say that I love my bean boots. They keep your feet warm no matter what! You can go though puddles, snow (what little there is in louisiana), and cold mud while still keeping your feet in perfect comfort. This is great for when I have to feed the horses during the winter as main path usually turns muddy after rain. Cold weather and wet, muddy feet aren't fun. Also my college campus has a tendency flood and with these boots I have forded many of lakes that would call themselves puddles. I definitely think they were worth the $200 I paid for them (I got the shearling lined ones which are the ones I recommend).