I am totally flipped about my new boots! For one thing they are gorgeous! And on the other hand they are practical....really. These boots are made of neoprene, so they are insulated. They have a sole that grips the snow well. And the pair I purchased go up to my knees, so deep snow is not a big problem. Really deep snow can be, but snowpants protect pretty well. Bogs are light weight compared to sorrels and they are definitely more waterproof! My new Bogs have already been through about four major snow storms and they have held up well. They even work with snowshoes! What could be better than to look down and see a floral pattern on your boots in the middle of winter! Keeps a girl's spirits up.