I got these (from another website at a ridiculously low price) to replace a 15 year old pair of Vasque Sundowners. Apparently the quality of Vasque boots has fallen off recently and I wanted something made in the USA. These fit the bill! Waterproof Gore-Tex liner - check. Vibram sole - check. Looks hot - my wife says check. They feel fantastic and are very warm in cold weather. Easy to lace and very good handling. A+!