I wasn't sure whether to give 3 or 4 stars. They are very comfortable and warm, but I'm not entirely impressed with the water resistance. I like to ice fish and the lakes have been a little slushy this year. I haven't stepped in anything too high for them, or even far up the laces, yet almost everytime I go, I have to dry them out.
Even though it claims to be 800 G Thinsulate, I think the insulation is only on the uppers. Despite this, when boots get wet, they feel cold on the tops. Although no leaks so far, it feels like they're wet. I've only worn them in 33 degrees temps, and my feet are not warm, but not freezing either--yet. It would have been nice if they came in half-sizes, so I could wear an extra pair of thermal socks. I think the only thing between the sole of your foot and the boot is the rubber sole with a thin liner that is not insulated. In under 30 degree weather, don't expect your feet to be warm. My old boots (not Itasca) were only 600 G Thinsulate, and were never cold. I expect once I have to walk in snow, I am going to have frozen feet. My feet are cold now, and I am sitting in the house for 25 minutes since coming in from outside, where its 35 degrees. I wish I'd spent more money and bought a warmer pair of boots. Its going to be a long, very cold winter in these. And I intensely dislike the pink lining. I'm using black perma ink to dye them--hope that doesn't fade onto my socks or clothes.
I bought these Dec. 2018 They have ripped out at the toe stitching and on top of this boot where the leather meets the camo fabric. I will not buy these boots again. Very poorly made. They should last longer than 3 months.They are not 100% water proof as it states.I wear these as a farm boot because I work out in the cold and walk a lot.
They are warm and comfortable. Good support, runs a little wide. I usually wear a size 6 and that is what I ordered. Being wide is good for me because I have a high instep. Also works with heavier socks. I would recommend the boot.
The first day I wore them was for 5 hours walking through melted snow, slush, mud and water. My feet stayed warm and dry. I expected some discomfort, as they weren't "broken in" but they were very comfortable. I typically wear 8.5-9 and I got a 9 to have room for thick socks and they fit great.
These boots not only held up in a combination of 10" of snow and melting slush, but they provided warmth while in the elements for 4.5 hours hunting. I did layer with a very heavy wool sock and you will need a little extra room if your toes are on the edge before socks. I normally wear a 10 and have a high arch and was concerned they would be too big/wide before I put on my heavy sock, but they were awesome and I could have kept hunting without a problem. I would highly recommend and the price is unbelievable!