I have had these boots for 2 years. On winter morning, they go on and stay on for hours on end. They are sooo warm. Really cold days, 2 pair of socks, but not necessary. Some people have said that they are short, I have a long leg, and do find them a little short, however, I think Ariat did that on purpose to accommodate winter riding breeches. Winter breeches tend to bag around the knees a bit, so they don't bunch on the top of the boot because of the boot height.