I sprayed them with suede water seal and they have come thru some deep snow looking like a million dollars and no leak through / wet feet. Warm and cushy, with wool or cotton socks, look fine, even though not as much fur shows in the front because I have to lace them up tighter than they show in the picture. Laces are long enough to wrap around calves for a smaller but reasonably large bow or else just tie w/o wrapping for a dramatic, large bow. Incidentally, I got these in the same size I wear for Earth sandles and it was just right, even though some other Earth styles run larger or smaller. Feel very foxy wearing these with skinny jeans – haven't had boots I felt cute in for years. I have been happy beyond words since I sold the hand-me-downs at a flea market and got these Earth Shazaams.