I have two pairs I use regularly: 1. Kenetrek Hardscrabble "Hikers" - Low top that I use for 3 seasons, with gaiters in early season snows. Probably the most comfortable, functional boot out of the box that I have ever purchased. I have 18 months on them now and they have seen a lot of climbing and hiking. After being wiped with a damp cloth they still look new. I am constantly surprised at how tough they are and how well they continue to wear. 2. Cabela's Iron Ridge all leather 800s - these are my dead of winter boots, they are very waterproof... never had an issue. I treat both pairs twice a year with a healthy dose of Obenaufs Boot Oil.