I bought these to replace numerous pairs of so called " waterproof" lightweight fabric boots that I had in the past (Karrimore , Merrel etc. Not doing as much serious walking as I have done in the past( 30 yrs ago) I needed a pair of multi purpose boots that looked good, were waterproof & were comfy without 2 pairs of yak fur socks on my feet. These fitted the bill nicely
First trip out was on the plane to Rome 6 months ago, like a pair of slippers . Next stop a 5 hour walking sightseeing trip around Rome coping with tarmac , cobbles & the marble floors in St Peters Basilica. Next Day a 4hr drive ( yes driving with boots on ) to the island of Elba. A week of hiking up rugged hills & peaks, along beaches & around the markets left the boots a bit dusty but a quick wax & buff up & they were as good as new.
Back home they cope with the salt water of the south wales coast line & shopping around Cardiff. Truly comfortable, soles brilliant , no slip lots of grip, only one pair of thin socks needed & I can't feel stones pushing up all the time.
To sum up....Brilliant !