The Ridge's fit is typically European, which is to say snug for average width American feet and a no-go for owners with wide dogs. These comfortable boots give better control feel than that provided by the overly stiff, blocky boots we've encountered on the market. The Gore-Tex membrane not only keeps water out but does a good job of venting away perspiration--which helps your feet stay dry. The boots' insulation keeps toes toasty but LA-la-land weather only allowed testing down to about 48 degrees Fahrenheit. The soles provide stable platforms while waiting at red lights but pushing off from the toes on rain-slicked pavement can cause a slip--not a big deal, just something to note.