I purchased a set of Bestard Zambia BG3 from Ballistech ltd at the start of the stalking season , I took Dons advice and when I got home from his shop I loosened the laces and treated the boots with the Bestard creams which he provided . During the season I have experienced some of the wettest conditions in my 20 years stalking , but not once did i get back to my jeep with wet feet . (This is a first) I have in the past used other top European brands and with out doubt the Bestards have a superior build quality . The supportive yet cushy hunting boot boasts the best comfort and protection I have ever used . The waterproofness and breathability is un-questionable and for me personally they are the best on the market .Once again thanks to Ballistech for an excellent product .