These Dunlops are bloody expensive…
…but they’re made of closed-cell foam so they’re very warm, very comfortable and very well made. I have a pair at home and have used them primarily for winter chores in real cold, during the less-than-frequent periods that I still see what I consider to be “real” cold in the coastal Northeast region. As in, low-20’s and below. The tread design is superior by far for use on land/mud/snow, etc. compared to the Xtratuf boots, which I also have used for many years and generally like (more so when they were still USA-made).
Another benefit of the foam is that they float. Why would that matter? I dunno. Maybe ask a commercial fisherman in Montauk, NY, one John Aldridge, why.
I bought my Dunlops after reading a gear review in National Fisherman a couple of years before Mr. Aldridge had his “adventure.” I hope never to replicate his experience. It’s a hell of a sea story to be able to tell, though. Especially because it’s true.