These boots are amazing. The lug soles are on-trend, and look great in a chunky, yet refined way. They are super lightweight, comfortable, supportive, and orthotic friendly. Personally, I did not find them sufficiently soft, but they are quite comfortable. The slim, high shaft makes them a versatile silhouette to wear with many pant, skirt and dress lengths. Streamlined and simple on the foot. Insulating and warm.

The very best part is that they are waterproof. I have an older pair of cream Sam Edelman lug-sole combat boots that are waterproof, and they were my most worn boots last year. These are less soft, but really are weatherproof, comfy, and go the distance. I also find these a better fit than Blondo’s waterproof boots that run too short for my long toes.

The Lagunas come in sizes US5 to US14, and across medium and wide widths. They narrow at the toe, so you might need to size up. Unfortunately, not all colours are available in all sizes and widths. Some have light-coloured soles which I appreciate since I prefer not to wear shoes with dark soles. The one drawback is that they are a pull-on style without a zipper. That part might not be to your taste, and a bad idea for high insteps.