These are very rugged boots, and they look like they will stand up to much. However, I hold Carhartt products to a very high standard. I know this is a little thing, but I would expect the laces supplied to be long enough the entire boot could be laced up and still have enough lace left to tie a "normal" shoe lace bow knot. On my (very) slightly larger foot I only have enough lace left to tie a bow know with one loop. I know this is trivial and not really difficult to correct, but I expect better of Carhartt.