I was finally able to make it to bass pro and cash in some gift cards. I've been looking at new boots for quite some time an thanks to some family property down that way, it was a fantastic excuse to pick them up. I've been looking at new boots since mid deer season, just never did find the funds at the time. My brother picked up a pair of mucks. They're great boots with great reviews, but I've never been that much of a fan. The under armour boots are nice but they are not insulated and according to the customer service people I talked to, they have no plans to manufacture any. This all brings me back to the rutmasters. They were my favorite since day one but didn't want to jump to conclusions. Well all that said... I love these things. They performed awesome. They are 800 grains so come winter time they should be just fine with 2 pair of socks. It's warm enough outside that I only wore 1 pair of regular socks, I like soccer socks actually as they are tall and wicking, plus I have a ton. They terrain I was in was muddy, with steep hills, and a rockbed creek (I wish I had pictures of that thinking about it). The boots performed great. They kept fantastic traction. My feet were warm but not sweating. The soles were comfortable. I would wear them all time if I could lol.