All of my cold weather activities are active and I prefer uninsulated boots. Activities include hunting, trapping, snow shoeing, outside work, walking the dog, etc. For years my go to were various models of LaCrosse rubber pacs. About 10 years ago they stopped working well due to arthritis in the ball of my right foot. I've always owned and liked Bean Boots, which weren't working either. I decided to try Schnee's Guide ADV 13" despite choking at the price. They're similar to Bean Boots with leather tops and rubber bottoms, but the bottoms are much more robust. I can walk in these all day, day after day with no complaint. They work well for normal stream crossings (my next pair will be 16"). I wear them almost daily November through March for 4-5 years before needing to utilize the Schnee's rebuilding service, which makes the initial purchase price more palatable.