I bought Aku Slope boots with Gore-tex at a good price and as it turned out they have punctures in one place, which are probably minimal when I check them inside the shoe. I do not want to use the needle to see if they are completely pierced, because I can damage them even more. I tried with a toothpick, and it fits in biggest hole.
Second thing, I'm wondering how to check if they are factory impregnated? Maybe I would have been immersed in water for a moment and saw if they were getting wet right away, but I do not want them to get discolored because then I will not return them.
I would like to point out that I do not care about ultra water resistance, but I do not want them to get wet right away.