In reply to UKC/UKH Gear: Give it 5 months and see if theyre still waterproof. I went through 3 pairs of old style Charmoz. Every single pair leaked and ended up getting sent back, I really hope they've finally fixed the problem.
I've gotten a lot longer out of previous outdry footwear than I ever have from any goretex or other membraned stuff. I've got some of the new charmoz but only had them 2 months ...still waterproof so far...watch this space. (3 months tops for goretex footwear to stay waterproof for me normally...I've had over a year out of some outdry trainers so I'm hopeful!) Theyre great to wear tho...I'd definitely recommend them so far.