I have heard great reviews and know a guy that has a pair and likes them. BUT the ones I found a good deal on are Chinese made, wondered if anyone knows anything about the quality and durability of the ones made by Comrades of the Red Star.
I've had a pair of Danner Blackhawk II's (Made in the USA) for about two years now, and they've stood up to any/all punishment I can give'em--and retained the waterproofness. Heavy duty, without being too heavy (if that makes any sense).
8" INSULATED GRANITE GORE-TEX® BOOTS
by DANNER (For Men)
For those who work, play and live outside, the Granite is a solid choice. Its tough stitched-sole construction, high-rising ankle, steel shank, and Vibram® Gumlite sole make it perfect for the active outdoor enthusiast. Add the waterproof, breathable benefits of Gore-Tex® stormsock construction and this is one tough, useful boot. Pebble finished, full grain leather upper. 600g Thinsulate® Ultra insulation. 4 lb. 6 oz. pr. Closeouts. China. Note: Unisex sizing, Women order 1 full size smaller.
No way those Chinese boots were legit. Danner is one brand I haven't bought yet, but based on what close friends say, I can highly recommend them. Whatever you get, spring for a GorTex waterproof lining. It's worth every penny.
Red Wings with Comfort Force soles are awesome (like walking on carpet barefoot). Thanks to these boots, cutting the grass is actually fun!
Matterhorn 10" waterproof/insulated is a part of my winter gear. Belleville 790s for summer.