A few years back, I got a plesant surprise for Christmas... A pair of Redwing Boots !!! Anyone that knows me will tell you they hardly ever see me in anything but short pants, a T-shirt or tank top, and tennis shoes... ( I'm a carpenter...What can I say?) The only time I wear long pants and boots is when I'm out cutting firewood, or playing music at the bar or something like that... These hand stitched, hand crafted Redwings have always been comfortable from the first time I put them on my feet, and after 6 years, its starting to look like it will be the last pair of boots I will ever own, because even with all the abuse I put them through when I do wear them, they are still in great shape !!! In other words, I think I'll wear out before they do... Maybe its because each pair of Redwing Boots are hand crafted with the finest materials available andare made right here in the good ol' USA !!! A little pricey... but seem to last forever... I highly recomend them to everyone !!!