So I bought some Kenetreks after a friend recommended them. We hunt much the same way, covering lots of ground, all day and in wet weather. I broke them in slow, going on some short walks at first. After several hikes, they were beginning to break in proper. I greased them with some Wax I had bought from the manufacturer when I first got them, and a couple more times before going hunting. Bow season rolled around last month and we had some heavy rains one of the days I was out. I started in on my mountain bike in the rain around 6 AM, and started hiking an hour later. After tracking a bull for 3 hours, my feet were soaked. I couldn't believe it. I lifted up the pant leg of my Kuiu Yukon rain pants to see if maybe water was going down the boot itself. Nope. In fact the top couple of inches of the boots were hardly wet. I spent the whole day hunting with soaked feet. When I got home, my feet looked like a couple of prunes. The next day I wore rubber boots with good insoles (no support) and killed a bull. After a long day of hunting and a hard pack out, at least my feet weren't soaked. The next day I called Kenetrek and asked the lady who answered if this was normal. I'm not the type to call and raise a big fit. She was really nice and said absolutely not and they would perform a leak test. I boxed them up and sent them priority mail. After 2 weeks I hadn't heard anything and called. The guy who answered said there was a note to contact me, though no one had. With more hunting ahead, I needed my 450$ boots. He said they performed a leak test and everything was fine. I also performed a leak test, and after 3 hours of hunting in the rain my feet were prunes. Just got them back and greased them up. Gonna be hunting in the rain starting tomorrow. We'll see how she goes. I guess I just wanted to share my experience with some other hunters and see if there were any similar experiences.