About a year ago I was on the lookout for some good all-around barn boots. They had to be waterproof, be knee-high and be warm and comfy. After asking around; it seemed most people recommended the Dublin River Boots. Plus, for a barn boot they are pretty cute! So I decided to go at least try them on for size at my local Dover Saddlery.
After trying them on, I was impressed by the quality of the materials used as well as how durable they seemed while remaining comfortable. I decided to buy them and try them out for real. I wore them immediately. Overall they were pretty comfortable from the get-go; however for the first week they definitely rubbed my ankles sore. But the break in for me was only about a week, mind you I did a decent amount of walking in them during that time frame.
Once they are broken in, they are super comfortable. I tried to soak them enough to see if I could get my feet wet, and they held fast which is a huge bonus. I literally have walked through creeks with them, and my feet have stayed dry. You never know how water proof something really is going to be until your feet are submerged for the first time. I wear them in the snow, in below zero temperatures and my feet stay warm enough. The soles are comfortable to walk around for long distances on. Overall the best money spent on boots!
They are made out of a soft leather, have great rubber traction on the bottom, are pretty light weight and are even able to be adjusted slightly to keep them tight towards the top of the calf. I would buy them again!