"I've been wearing Dewalt Apprentice boots for years and go through about a pair a year. I wear them pretty much all the time so they do get well worn! These looked a good step up especially for winter. Been wearing them now for about two months and I'm glad I spent the extra tenner. They have gotten totally soaked numerous times as I've been working outside more than normal. No soggy toes yet! Clearly made by the same company for Dewalt branding as the Apprentice boots so I would expect them to last as well perhaps a little longer. Comfy and lightweight, metal hooks make it easy to unhook the boot rather untie the laces. Will get another pair when I wear these out."