I love these boots, I live in north central Idaho where we get a decent amount of snow. I mainly wear them to work where I walk part of the way to my office. While these boots have a little faux fur and style to them they are definetly functional. They have excellent traction, I haven't slipped or fallen yet this season (and I can be clumsy). I love that no matter the weather outside my feet stay dry and toasty warm - I always have cold feet, so this aspect was very important to me when researching what boots to purchase this season. As for fit I usually wear a 6.5 so I purchased a size 7 so I could wear thicker socks and they fit just right. I was also a little concerned about the fit around my calves (fashion boots don't really ever fit right), but these boots fit great around my calves, with pants tucked in and out. I love these boots and wear them whenever the opportunity rises!