I've tried boot after boot after boot and not cheapo's. Usually I would spend anywhere from 100.00-130.00 on a pair but they never seemed to last or they just were'nt comfortable. BUT, if your looking for a very, very comfortable, rugged, great traction boot buy "Daner's", I bought the Instigator Brown GTX Gortex They were like puting on sneakers and great support etc. I paid 162.00 (ouch) but so far their worth their weight in gold. Just thought I would share my great findings with others who were looking for a great boot.