I have boot's that I've had for about 10 years now that are very similar to this. So I thought these would be a great replacement. And I think they would be, except for one thing. The loop the velcro strap goes through is plastic and was already broken on both boots I got right out of the box. I can't see this holding up under actual use.
If the loop it went through was sturdy enough to support the stress it would take, these would be nice boots.