Sorel Caribou Snow Boots
These boots are basically the right of passage in my family. Every man gets a pair when they stop growing. I have had mine since I was 18 and they have a lot of use and have held up amazingly well and have been amazing snow boots. These are a very well known and popular brand for good reason. They are made of very durable leather and rubber with great grip. They are completely waterproof and have a 9mm insulated sock. The boots are rated to -40 degrees. I have never even gotten slightly cold wearing these and they are very comfortable. I have had 0 issues with these boots and they are almost 7 years old with a lot of shoveling, sledding, snowmobiling, and hiking under their belt.
Start at $140
Warm, Waterproof, Durable, Comfortable
I see no negatives but some people may think they are heavy but they have to be with what you are getting from them.