These are what i had for the last two years. Review from another vet.
Cost, from a surplus store near memphis. 130s
The sole is hardcore, stiff, wears well on any surface. Vibram awesome.
Soft leather easy break in.
Gortex lined and insulated, no water problems, stayed warm in winter conditions from cold danm near to artic.
Lasted about two years, sole started coming unglued, fire probably didnt help, stitching started coming loose about same time.
Not speed laces, requires new patience, <learned a lil more of that!
Short calf length but still fairly supportive.
These are new boots.
Cost, at Walts surplus in rapid city, 140s
Super soft leather, danm near tennis shoe soft, kinda like it!
Sitting the bench on sympatex liner. So far in snow no problem.
Speed laces! Yea!
So far i like, but 3 weeks ain't shia. Been breaking them in out in the utah desert. Tho break in not really needed. Probably softest boots ive ever owned.
So far good call Walt! Needed some new boots, he recommended these, met all inital requirements.
***every pair of boots i get i always pull out the insoles, and get some more supportive insoles from the sporting goods store like dicks or academy. Extra $20 is worth it on your feet. I trade these insoles out every 6mos or best i can.