GsG9 Boots will be no good for anything but the"twice round my beautiful body" PTI taking you for a run on roads. Proper infantry work will chew them up probably in a weekend. They are not waterproof and dont claim to be. Now that i am plod, The active kind as someone kindly put, GSG9 are top draw. Equally at home kicking in your local dealers door or absorbing the jam from your donuts while your sat on your arse earning an obscene amount of money to do **** all. I hate to rub it in but i did spend 15 years in the infantry so feel qualified. If you are going to wear these on operational level take spares as they wont last. Magnums arnt worth the ******* cows that died to make them, thats any Magnums, even the girls in the office take the piss out of them.