I bought these boots recently and I absolutely love them. I found reviews on Ariat's website and shopped around comparing prices and styles for several days before finally buying these, and I'm glad I did! The wait was well worth it. They are warm, but not too warm, comfortable, cute, and definitely waterproof. I rode in them today and they are easy to keep my heels down in. We are having thunderstorms, pouring rain, and flash flooding and any other boots I might have worn would have soaked through in minutes, but these kept my calves and feet completely dry and warm, and they are super easy to clean off after. They are perfect for horse shows, days at the barn, and the perfect boots to wear with a cute outfit. They are comfortable enough to walk long distance but also clean stalls in.They are true to the color on the website, a light tan upper. Before I wore mine, I treated them with an extra layer of waterproofing beeswax, and the treatment turned the boots a rich chocolate color which I actually like a lot better than the light tan they were before. My friend has a similar pair and hers darkened with use, but I darkened mine before using them to protect the leather further.