Working in law enforcement you need well boots. I can tell these boots will last 6 months to a year with teh where and tear I put on boots. They are made to he light and have very little cushion for support on teh inside. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but I'm 6'3 220 lbs, so that could be important. Truth be told, these boots are descent and I don't regret buying them. Let's see how long these babies last.