I have a few pairs of these styled boots from a different brand. These have a much grippier sole! I was a bit nervous about break in time due to the stiffness from the waterproofing but, I've been wearing them for about 2 1/2 hours and they feel great!!!!! The reason why I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because my other pairs have a squishy memory foam type insole, these do not. However, so far they feel very comfortable.Would definitely recommend.