I bought a pair ealier in the season- would not recomend them. They are not nearly as stickie on the rocks as they claim (I was using the patagonia playboot). Also the split toe is down right ANNOYING! There is a tendancy to pick up grass, twigs, etc between my toes when I'm scouting and they don't allow the toes to laterally shift within the boot causing blisters on the inside of the big toe. I will probably buy something else on sale at the end of the season...