After moving to the Appalachian Mountains, I became aware of the need for protection from the snakes we see on and around our property. I looked up and read many reviews of different snake boots on big brand websites. Many were expensive boots with poor reviews. I decided to spend a bit more for these on the suggestion of a friend, and I could not be happier. They fit perfectly, felt broken in almost straight away, and are of such thick quality leather that I pity the snake who tries to bite me. I read many stories online of Russell boots lasting 20 years or more, and after receiving my order I can believe it. They are stylish, functional and comfortable. Thank You!