The boots in question are by Timberland, you are all probably familiar with that name, and will have heard how durable and comfortable these are. They are available in half sizes, have well developed soles with good grip, and the uppers are designed to hug the foot and protect it too. As for the style, there are so many different ones to choose from, you will like some of the modern patterns used, and mine are no exception. I find it difficult to describe them, so just take a look at the picture.
The laces are perfectly sited, and are threaded through five pairs of eyelets. They are easy to tie and untie, even with cold and/or wet hands. The tongue fits snug inside the boot, without being bulky. In cold weather, there is a lot of insulation, in the uppers as well as in the sole. Inside the boots are Timberland insoles, which are easy to remove for drying.
The material is Nubuck uppers, which are a natural matt finish (I believe you spell it Matte in the US), these can be polished, but then they would not be able to breathe. The soles are man-made, and very comfortable, as well as non-slip. The company believes in free advertising, because these boots have the Timberland name on the uppers, soles, tongues, and also on the heels!
The design on my boots is a good one, they are very smooth, meaning they are easy to clean, and do not snag in undergrowth etc. Although these boots are not 100% waterproof, they do not allow your socks to get too wet, and of course as soon as you are out of the wet environment, they actually "wick-away" the moisture from your socks.
I received mine as a gift, so will not go into prices. If you would like any more information on these boots, you may enjoy a visit to the company website. The company have a good name in the industry, and although the Timberland brand only goes back to 1973, the origins started in 1952, when Nathan Swartz acquired a half interest in the Abington Shoe Company in Abington, Massachusetts. He then managed to buy the remaining half by 1954. Just ten years later, they introduced injection moulding technology to the shoe trade.
I must also add that this is a good company to work for, they have received recognition for being "green" and are a very forward thinking company. I must give them my own personal seal of approval.