Very nice Shoe when it's cold outside . The 2 pair I purchased got me thru the 2018 winter . Although they were large in the beginning , I did rinse & hand wash these shoes as needed in cool water and continuously dried them on a passively heated shoe dryer . This caused them to shrink up some, to a nice snug fit ,and caused the upper rear of the shoe to really dig into the achilles area making them unwearable . So at this point I decided to risk cutting out the rear pull tab area to correct this issue and it worked .The shoes did not fall apart from this modification , and were comfortable to wear again . The only place that wool blend material did wear through was between the big toe and the toe next to it ; although it wasn't a an issue at first , as this wear progressed the shoe became less wearable . This happened on both pairs of shoes I have . Yes I bought a second pair . If I got one wet , I had another pair to use while drying it . And in spite of these issues , I really liked these shoes and will buy them again if they are offered for the 2019 winter .