The 8000Kicks campaign fulfilled my pledge delivering my boots mid December, before Christmas - was very pleased to have them for the winter ahead. The boots were very comfortable right out of the box, fit like a glove and very lightweight. 8000Kicks has definitely put together a high quality, super comfortable boot BUT the pair I received are NOT waterproof. My first experience wearing them out in the rainy weather, much like Jesse Klassen's review (and coincidently, also in BC Canada) the interior of the boots became wet very quickly after walking in shallow puddles and in the heavy rainfall. It seems the waterproof coating on the exterior of the boot is somewhat effective, providing some water resistance but soon became soaked. The boots are supposed to also have an internal waterproof membrane to provide waterproof protection but that didn't seem to work very well either. I think there may be a manufacturing defect that has compromised the membrane or it was not attached properly to the boot. My feet were wet all along the edges of the insoles suggesting perhaps the problem is at the boot seams? In any case, Patricia from 8000kicks responded quickly to my email complaint and suggested a good coat of a nano type waterproof spray for the time being while she organizes a a pair of replacement boots; as of January 17th, 2024 she advised she had not received any other similar feedback about the boots but I note Jesse's review was a few days later on January 23, 2024, same problems with the boots not being waterproof, so maybe more than just a few boots with this problem. I have confidence the current pair I have is not representative of the overall concept, hopefully just a one off anomaly. Looking forward to hearing from 8000Kicks again when the new boots are available.