For you guys with the Long Branch, how does it hold up as a winter snow/rain boot? I'm looking for a decent winter boot, and I realized the Long Branch might be a good choice. Is the sole good in snow? Nothing major, just urban use for snow and muck a few inches deep. Thinking Long Branch treated them with LP, Snoseal, or the like would be a good combo.
And then also, anyone size UP a bit in them to accommodate thick socks?
It is a fantastic winter snow/rain boot in my opinion. That is what I bought it for, and it has already been out in it. The sole is as beefy as they come, so no problem there. I didn't size up to accomodate thicker socks, but the boot is comfortably roomy, and the leather is soft, so you could probably wear a reasonably thicker sock without changing your size. You'll have to try it yourself though.