I've been a state correction officer for 12 yrs and have gone through alot of black boots and a lot of brands. But hands down Danner"s are the best name in boots. This is my second pair in 6 yrs. They seem to last me about 3 yrs, every other brand lasted about 1 yr. These boots are comfortable, water proof, durable and they last. You can't put a price on reliability and comfort. Hats off to you Danner, Thank you.