I'm not one to do product reviews, but there's been a few things I've loved and hated this winter and I'm lacking for content, so here you go.
Gripe: Dublin River Wide Calf Boot
I got these over a year ago, I think from RW, and initially I really liked them. But after a few wearings, things started to go south. They are pull on boots, but have no boot pull loops to aid in pulling them on. And, somehow, I still have a pair of boot pulls in my trailer that I could use. I usually wear a 9.5 but these only come in full sizes so I sized up to the 10 and it was very hard to fit my high arched feet into the boots. Once they broke in that became easier, but then the heel in the left boot started collapsing and pulling them on, especially over jeans, became damn near impossible. They also came up mid calf which I thought was fairly short, especially since I'm only 5'3".
Hype: Ariat Coniston Pro Boot