Concur. Stick with Corcoran, Matterhorn or Danner and you won't go wrong. None of that glued-on sole nonsense--keep the uppers shined and they'll outlast several soles. Also, I'd recommend the heavyweight versions without side zippers. Take a few minutes to lace them up properly, and you've got perfect fit, all-day comfort, and nobody will laugh at you. If they do, kick 'em square.