I have a sneaking suspicion that winter is going to find us early this year--it has already been dipping into the 40s (Farenheit) at night in early October...never a good sign---but this year I am prepared. Last year I had a terrible time finding winter boots, so I gave up; it's kinda hard when you have boats like my feet: size 11 wide in women's. So, I'd been hunting on Zappos.com and was so glad to find Sorrel Snowlions for $100 (the kind I originally wanted cost over $300...we have to make concessions sometimes, no!?) I put my new boots on yesterday and cleaned my house. These boots are Heaven!