I ordered this brand for the first time and the reason I wanted to try this model was the reviews I read over the internet. We try them yesterday outside with snow and they are waterproof so I don’t understand the reviews that say the contrary. Also my son was wearing the Viking boots but since he tried these ones he preferes it and says they are “cool”. I have to give you a tip about the size. When you go to jack wolfskin site and check for the foot length that is a mistake.what I mean is they have the length of the shoe in mm and not the foot. For example my son now wears 33 but in this brand I ordered number 35 wich is perfect because his foot measures at the moment 20 cm and the sole shoe for nr 35 is 21,3 cm as you can check in their website.Hope this helps.