Just make sure the boot itself is good. Know what I mean? The boot from the shins down. Don't try to say a couple bucks and scrimp on a cheaper boot. Make sure it's got good insulation and made of a heavier quality rubber/material. Also, get a lug sole if you think you'll ever steelhead or trout fish with snow on the ground. Felt soles basically suck with any snow. Once wet, they become 6" ice balls on the bottom of your feet. Felt soles are good if going to the Soo or out west where you'll run into fast, slippery rocks or clay bottom. If fishing most NLP streams, lug sole is best. But rivers like the Pine can cause problems with a faster, colder clay and slippery rock bottom. For what it's worth, for fishing in my area, I own lug soles.