Items are mint wouldn’t recommend anything else.
These boots are comfortable out of the box. Gave them a quick outing during a decent snow fall. Very comfortable, light and very warm. I normally get quite sweaty on the toes in goretex boots, but these must be exceptionally breathable, as for all they were very warm my socks remained totally dry.
I've had them on again in heavy rainfall and not a drop of water got into the boots. The tongue is v cut so they won't be waterproof up to the top lace hook but plenty high enough to get through decent puddles.
Fit is maybe very slightly smaller than the advertised. I'd guess the EU44 comes in between a UK9.5 to a 10.
Can't comment on longevity but they appear a very well made boot. Comparible to the quality you'd get from Meindle or Lowa.