After many trips to the snow and the kids and I complaining about cold, wet feet, I decided to do more research and finally buy a good pair of snow boots. Numerous brands were recommended but the most consistent were the Sorel Boots. Many reviews said that they were large, bulky and heavy, so therefore I decided to buy a pair from a company I knew had free delivery and free returns; MatchesFashion and Alex and Alexa. Originally when I first tried them on, I could see how people thought they were bulky. Nevertheless, I kept mine and the kids and went off to Japan. They were amazing! I wore mine in town and in the snow. Found them both comfortable and warm (I wore cotton and woolen socks; my feet freeze). The kids were in them 24/7. There were no problems with wet feet unless the snow got in from the top. None of them complained of discomfort or cold feet. Total success and money well spent. The liners come out so if you do get snow inside they are easily dried!