I'm now wearing the most expensive pairs of boots I've ever purchased in my life. By a magnitude. Made in America. I can say that this is in the sphere of you get what you pay for. These things are going to last me for a decade if not more. They're the only boots I've purchases that didn't hurt my feet without putting in heat moldable insoles. Are they expensive? Yes. Will they last me for years? Yes. I consider that a good bargain, given the number of shoes and boots I've purchased that lasted me for a year or two before I had to replace them.