"These were pretty great when it got cold and snowed!"
I don't know how warm these boots would keep a person's feet up north where winters are super cold and snowy, but here in the Carolinas where we rarely dip below the teens in the winter (and it snows even less), these boots were great. I bought these boots just before our annual snowfall, and they kept my feet toasty and dry in snow, slush, and surprise puddles. These boots fit as well, and as comfortably, as my other Merrell shoes, and the sole was surprisingly grippy on ice. In fact, once I swore that these boots would practically stick to ice, but I think it was just the bubblegum.
"Would recomend Merrell shoes/ boots to anyone looking for quality"
I bought a pair of these boots and wore them for over a year, They out performed any boot/shoe that I have ever owned. I could not believe that after nearly a year of use the soles only showed minor wear.