I have had these boots for 2 years, wear them all fall, winter, & early spring around our large farm property. I wear them to maintain the property, and to hike our woods, hills, and creeks. They are warm and comfortable beyond belief. The sole is firm enough for any terrain and has great traction, while still flexible. I have high arches and have never needed to add insoles. The tighter ankle prevents the boot from slipping while walking. My daughter-in-law put them on to walk her dogs, and could not believe the comfort and warmth. I am buying another pair because I caught the top of the boot on some metal and tore a hole in the top. These are worth every penny. I haven't been able to find these in a solid color, which I would prefer.