I got these boots back in 2015 still haven't wore them out. Yea they have nicks I work with steel a lot and horses. Holds up well to the day today of walking in the muck of my horse stalls no acid cracks. I put a bees wax on them maybe once a year. They do run wide which is great for winter means thicker socks. Also in winter the five to the steel cold toe symptom like most work boots do. When I finally wear them out I will buy these again if they are still available.