Best winter boots I've ever had
I was looking for a pair of boots that would have really good traction on ice and I settled on these ones (the other ones I was considering are the other ice boots sold by Overland that have the little spikes at the bottom you can flip out when needed). I'm glad I went with these ones because of the tall shaft. I was concerned about its ice gripping abilities because the soles of these ones didn't seem as good for that as the other ice gripper boots but I'm glad those concerns went out the window once I got these boots because I've worn them walking over black ice as well as large frozen puddles and these boots kept me upright in all those situations (and I didn't even have to walk very slowly either). Not only are these boots great for ice, they're VERY warm as well. I always have issues with my feet freezing regardless of how many pairs of socks I wear and these boots have kept my feet warm in below freezing temps (coldest temp I've worn them in so far was around 10F). To a lesser extent I was also concerned about aesthetics because these boots didn't seem as pretty as some other Overland boots but I will say that they look a lot more handsome in person and once you wear them. I got my usual size (US 7) and it fits great. I've got fairly slim legs and calves and the shaft is pretty roomy on my legs, but I can't speak for people who have wider calves. Overall these boots are well worth the price and the only thing that remains is to see how long they can last. Since I got the lighter color, it does show scuff marks more easily but using a non abrasive sponge with some water and gentle soap fixes that completely after you let it dry. If you're on the fence, I'd go for it.