High Quality boots!!! I first bought these boots back in 2011. Since then I have bought only one new pair, those ones wore out, so I just purchased my third pair yesterday. So they last about a year and a half. Let me explain however, I wear these boots EVERY day for all these years, so they get their wear, and they do not disappoint. Yes I have to eventually get new ones because the zipper wears out, however when you factor in wearing these every day of your life without fail, its quite understandable. They are a perfect blend of steampunk, and modernish style, I always get compliments on them everywhere, and best of all their support makes my knee pain go away! I would recommend buying some kind of padding insert as the built in ones can wear out after a while (again I wear every day). Bottom line, best boots ever! High quality leather too.