I currently live in California but I will be starting college on the east coast in the fall. I got these boots in anticipation for that as well as several trips I have taken this winter to Massachusetts and upstate New York and they are absolutely perfect. They are not bulky at all so I can wear them under or over pants and they look nice enough to wear at low key college interviews. They have been great in cold weather but don't bake my feet when the temperature is in the 50s. They are very comfortable and I have worn them for days of being on my feet for hours on end.
I usually wear a 7.5 or 8 and they were out of 8s so I got the 7.5 and it is very true to size. I have found that many snow boots tend to run large but these don't seem to have that problem.
Overall great boot and I would definitely recommend them!