The Original Muck Boot Company Arctic Sport is meant for those who need a boot for the worst weather. It's a heavy-duty, fleece-lined, neoprene wrapped, studded tank of a boot. If you make the mistake of wearing these above 50 degrees, you'll know because you won't be able to drink enough water to stay hydrated. But in the proper conditions, you'll find that these boots are incredibly comfortable (with a glove-like fit) and are highly water resistant (up to the tops of their 17.5" shafts. They also have the best traction in the test. We wore these in feet of snow in the Cascades, as well as nearly up to their tops in the Puget Sound, and in both instances were impressed at their performance.
They will not be ideal for casual outings, going out on the town, or wearing for fun. If you're looking for a more comfortable, versatile boot, check out the Editors' Choice Bogs Classic Ultra High or the Best Buy Baffin Enduro.