I 've gone through a new pair of boots in less than a month. I bought them from a reputable store too. Since it's fall I opted for a waterproof design with good leather and a little insulation. The stitches looked good but they literaly came apart. I'm going to man up and tell ya, they're made in China. So literally choking and hacking on leaf dust and dragging tarps loading trailers I need a better boot to keep up....I ain't dying without my boots on! what's good out there?