i got Altama boots, this pair:they don't fuck around. NC had a snowpocalypse last winter--roads littered with cars, people without power. I walked 3 miles one day, walked 3 miles the next, kicking my way through icy chunks of snow and standing in puddles of melting ice water. no wetness, no coldness, no slipping. every once in a while you knock your feet against something to get he snow unpacked from their huge treads. i think Bene got a pair of these too.