Holy crap! I'm going to agree with nosparkplugs for once. Red Wings are great boots. I grew up in Red Wing MN and know many of the employees. Great company for the town. They have been in biz for 100 plus years now. They do have some boots made in china now but I think every company does that to do that to hit certain price points. In the fall I got a new insulated set with the super sole 2 which is pretty comfortable. They cost $275 but worth every dollar.