Coldness is finally there, in Germany. I still got my old no-name Sympatex-winterboots (brown, matt suede) from 2004 (!). They served me well, every winter and are even not fully worn out! I could simply compensate with damping insoles. But they got their weight of classic winterboots. Not really for longer walkarounds. And because I'm a fan of the typical lightweight multifunction-boots, since years, I thought: "Why not try their padded winterbrothers?" So, I bought a pair of these (storebrand), with padding, but without the shock-absorber of their summer/autumn brothers and I can say, they do their job fine, for now. Lightweight, cozy (synthetic) padding, of course secondary damping insoles, typical comfortable/roomy fit of multifunction-boots, coarser/handier winter-grip sole. Very ok! Now, we will see, if the "modern youngsters" could outrun my great old, classic winterboots. Maybe, the old "classics" will keep their advantages (feel, grip...).