I'm also in the market for a new pair of boots this year. I had a pair of irish setter boots that I paid around $120 for that worked great for one fall/winter hunting season but the goretex failed to keep my feet dry the next spring turkey season and following deer season. I had to switch to my $30 dollar walmart waterproof insulated leather boots (brahma's the brand) and they served me well for two full years of use. Hunting, hiking, working outside. They seemed to keep me warmer, dryer, and more comfortable than the more expensive boots. I'm not sure what i'll get this year but that some personal experience.