If you're looking for a pair of boots that won't fall apart, these are them. I use mine five days per week about 10-12 hours a day and I get about 2 years outta them. I'm on my third pair.
I grew up wearing these boots. I was issued my first pair in the army in the 90s and i remember how tough they were and how much I liked them. Even when i got out of the army i was still wearing my original pair. I've gone through several of these over the years and everything about them is great...the speed lace eyelets, tough leather, easy to polish, panama soles. This has been a great boot and the only reason i'm writing this review is because i just bought another pair and decided that these boots need to get the credit they deserve. 5 stars for sure!
The price on these wasnt what I would call cheap but you get what you pay for. I'm in the landscaping business and I and several of my employees all use these. Mainly because they are protective with all leather from top to bottom as compared to the cheaper nylon fabric. The other quality that makes it ideal for me is the sole which does extremely well in mud and gripping on slopes and hills. Highly recommended.