Quality footwear has been a never ending search for me. Finding the right combo of durability, comfort, weight, and water and slip resistance isn't easy. I've been turning more to duty boots for police, fire and EMS. I've been thru several in the last couple of years. Currently wearing these, and I love them. Super comfortable right out of the box, great on a greasy kfc floor, and the soles look pretty good after three months of abuse.http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-8-Perfekt-Duty-Boots-by-Meindl/1382479.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=/catalog/search/?N=&Ntk=AllProducts&Ntt=meindl&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchallpartial&WT.srch=1&WT.tsrc=PPC&rid=20&WT.mc_id=GOOGLE%7Cfoo_v_meindl_perfekt%7CUSA&WT.z_mc_id1=43700005458455883&gclid=Cj0KEQiA99qnBRDnrYCkt4ClzZABEiQAvqPaLEn890ZqH3PByicKQ3cDeS0n8lbbQM7YjBvzkNPIpBEaAlY68P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds&Ntt=meindl&WTz_l=#BVRRWidgetID That price is pretty amazing. I hope it stays that way for a while, but my guess is they are clearing them out for something else. I've been buying boots at Cabela's because they have a 'lifetime warranty' on work boots, and their prices aren't out of line for a quality product. I say it like that because they consider the 'lifetime' of a work boot to be about a year. I've never had a work boot last a year in this business. Plus, I live about fifteen minutes away from one of their big stores. I used to buy Red Wings, but they're too heavy.