As a K-9 Handler, I've put these boots through a lot. They lasted well over a year and a half. It's like anything, take care of your footwear and order the right size. Theses boots are very lightweight and dont bog me down. Sure if you submerge your entire leg in water, I bet you did get wet in some spots, but I have seriously came close to full submersion and not once did I have wet sock.. Take care of your boots, and they take care of you. Common sense. There are my favorites.