I am a forester. I waik in the woods everyday on logging jobs. These are the most comfortable, most durable boots I've ever owned. I used to couldn't wait to get home and pull my boots off. I catch myself in the recliner with my boots on all the time now. I used to go wear out a pair of boots every six months. I just sent my boots off to be resoled after wearing them everyday for 2 years. I can't wait to get them back. I normally wore the inside of my boots out. The sole all I wore out this time. The heel counters in these boots will provide additional ankle support. Highly recommend.