I didn't get the water proof ones. I would think these have zero protection from water as they are very well ventilated. I'd like to add, the laces on these boots s*** the bed within a month or two. They are WAY too thin and the eyelets are too small for Paracord, which is what I always put in my duty boots when the factory ones break. I contacted UA who are sending me a new pair of laces, for whatever that's worth.