These were great until I took them off after a surf one day. Upon getting the left boot off I noticed two pretty large tears in the soft material on the upper ankle. Once they dried I crazy glued the tears as well as duck taped the areas. I figured I would give that a shot for another surf. When I got the boot off the next time there were two more tears. I really liked these boots but unfortunately have to toss these now that they don't offer any warmth anymore.