Having been through just over a hundred pounds worth of cheap walking boots, I decided to bite the bullet and invest in a decent pair. I was torn between these and a paid of The North Face, but not being one to follow the trends, I thought I would try these Salomons out. I went to the Peterborough branch, where the sales assistant was extremely helpful, ensuring I had the right size and that it felt comfortable. She even advised me to wear them around the house for a couple of weeks just to make sure they were right, as i could take them back if I was unhappy. After a few days of wearing them around the house, I decided to take my dog for a walk, not long after the downpours! My feet were as dry as a bone after walking through muddy fields and puddles, something I was not used to!! They are extremely comfortable and i highly recommend them. Obviously, I dont expect them to be 100% waterproof, but they are certainly not far off. I do suggest you also purchase the waterproofing kit, as after a few months of wear, you will need to clean and restore the waterproofing.