I've had issues with boots for the last couple years. For a while I was twisted I was spending $100 bucks on nike's for when im not working and trying to find the cheapest pair of boots for when I am working. After I finally got myself to switch that bad habit and started buying better boots I found so far they were no better quality then my cheap wal-mart boots I had been buying. A little over a year ago I bought two pairs of Timberland boots...they were on sale. I got them for $70 each so $140.00 for the two sets. The first set lasted close to 6 months after that I couldn't bare with the smell of them. They got wet during a period of time in which we had rain every other day so we worked in wet conditions for weeks. The boots never stopped smelling even long after they dried. I tried all different sprays and inserts...none killed the "wet boot" smell. So I chucked them knowing I had another set on standby. All was well until two weeks ago when we started to have a wet spell of rain every couple of days then a week of solid rain. So we've been working in soupy wet lawns for two weeks now and these boots are smelling way worse then the first set. Is it just Timberland boots that do this? Anyone else have this issue? Is it possible to keep a pair of work boots longer than a year? I've heard that there are a couple brands that have lifetime guarantee on the soles? that they actually screw in and out and they will send you a pair if they wear out? Both pair's of timberlands that I bought had the soles fall off within a couple months. The current pair are "gorilla glued" on right now.