These logger boots are a solid, reliable pair that will last you many years of real hard work. I was a bit skeptical when I bought my first pair of Carolina boots because they weren't a brand I knew to be as reliable as something like Carhartt or Timberland, but I was pleasantly surprised after the first few wears. The Carolina boots formed to my foot great and the silhouette of the them is attractive (although I'll admit to having removed the tassel on the toe). I trudge through puddles and mud on a fairly regular basis when I'm on the job, but the waterproofing has done an ace job of keeping my feet dry every time so far. If you clean off these work boots every time you're done wearing them, I could conceive of them lasting a decade.