I work in excavating and it's a hard life for boots. These are the most comfortable boots I've ever had.. waterproofing works great and the leather held up well. However... not even 6 months in the soles split all the way across the boot under the ball of my foot. A coworker has the same boots and the same issue. Unacceptable for an American built boot that costs over $200. I've sworn by Keen work boots for their comfort but their durability is going to have to improve for me to keep buying them.
drew the dozer man