I work construction , now that I'm retired from the navy , ran across these boots at local work boot shop here locally, i usually wear thorogood , or danners , and saw these were made in USA as well. So i had to try them , once buying them i immediately saw i needed to upgrade the insoles, and put in some power step insoles, put some Hubbard's shoe grease on the leather . And broke them in, in about a week , and have to say a pretty comfortable and durable work boot and even though water proof , they still let my feet breathe. Very impressive boot . I rotate them out every three weeks, with my thorogoods and my danners, they should last for several years .