I bought these shoes at the frome the very reputed Carolina footwear and must say, that I Love these totally. Great support, felt highly comfortable out of the box, and pretty light. Very strong and sturdy, seems durable About half the cost of comparable Red Wings, and while I wish they were the USA made,It is really hard to afford a $300 pair of boots, so in that context this one is a gamechanger. On my feet all day, and these gave me no problems from day one. Easy to get on and off, which is a real plus for a guy like me who hates making a big production out of getting dressed. Only downside is the tread at the heel seems a little shallow, so I'll keep an eye on wear. Another big plus--easy to drive in. I totally recomend to check these.