I have been wearing Redwing boots for the past 10 years, my 2nd pair finally gave out. Redwing simply wants to much money anymore so I started looking for an alternative and found these Carolina boots. I have to say that when I received them, the quality every bit as good as Redwing. These boots are well made. I have been wearing them now for 10 to 12 hours a day 7 days a week for the past 3 weeks and they feel great! As to how long they last, well time will tell. I certainly do recommend these boots and shoeline.com was very easy to deal with, I will purchase from them again.