I've been wearing these boots for over a year now. They've always been waterproof and bombproof. I've put them through just about everything. I've worn them day in and day out in the snow, mud, rain, and sun, on job sites, camp sites, hunting, fishing, and even two days of walking around downtown Chicago. Hell, I like them so much I even wore them in between rides and slides at an indoor waterpark instead of wearing sandles or thongs (flip-flops). They've always been comfortable all day, eveyday. They're even more comfortable now than they were a year ago. The stitching, materials, and soles are still in excellent shape.