These are my first pair of wading boots. I've used these boots a few times and the work great for the money. (Not everyone's got hundreds and hundreds of dollars for a pair of Wading boots, right?) I got these boot for $30 less at another site... do you homework before you order them. Interesting observation: I ordered these boots a size up from my normal foot size and with Caddis waders this boot was huge on my foot.... too big. With Redington waders the upsize fits perfectly. I would definitely recommend this boot to any entry level angler. Another note: I have decided to go ahead and put Caddis studs in the sole for a little better traction.