just picked up a new pair of boots. was comparing prices between 8' magnums and 8' work boots. magnums were 180.00 plus tx, no shank protection,no steel or composite toe and only advertised as water resisant, comfortable upon fitting and lightweight. didnt trust them to hold up to the elements of b.c. weather and airsoft abuse. second choice was a pair of sorel work boots. composite toe,steel shank protection,triple stitching, 200gm's thinsulate and advertised as waterproof. price $169.00 and only half tx because of saftey rating. baptism by fire on last saturdays game,lets just say they are as tough as nails. feet stayed dry even after crossing the creek at panther field,mater of fact my feet were the only body part that was dry after the game.