I have had those, but in the taller version, for a couple years now. Same color too. Love them. Comfortable, waterproof and provide decent protection. I have taken kicked up rocks and a few bangs on the toe and it does pretty good. Don't expect bombproof like MX (but you saying putt-putt it seems you already know that. I can hike decent in them as well, as long as it is not a couple miles. That may get a bit cumbersome. I think they breathe OK too, but I always wear wool socks so my feet stay dry. Even in hot weather, not very sweaty. Two years and nothing is broken, no loose seams, broken thread etc. Pretty impressed, other than cost. I am cheap, but glad I paid the money for these.