I found them very warm and comfortable, and I cleaned them a lot. I like clean boots/shoes, though.
They will not be waterproof, and you will be uncertain on slippery surfaces if you go with the classic flat sole. You can waterproof them with spray, but you do not need their special spray. I think I got mine at Target. (I already had a suede brush and cleaner.)
I see you in gold or purple sequin styles.
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