Originally Posted by hotstuff
the Wolverines are the ones that blew out ,after 3 mo.s . won't be doing that again ! I am not that fast nor work that hard . I am going USA with the Redwings .
I have a pair of Red Wings, a pair of Chippewa, and a pair of Wolverines. All made in the USA (each brand has some that are and some that aren't though so you have to be careful).
Overall, the Chippewas are the most comfortable. They are about 3 years old and still going strong. Granted, I don't wear any of my boots in a shop type environment though - I use them more for working outside. I know that standing/walking on concrete all day can be much more brutal on the soles than on dirt, mud, or grass.
These are the Chippewas that I have: http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/49464...oductId=848549
They seem to have gone up in price by about $50 since I bought them though. One nice thing about buying from LL Bean is that they have great customer service and really do honor their guarantees.