It is never a good idea to find the cheapest footwear. Spend the money wear needed and the boots last for years if taken care of. My leather hunting boots are over 15 years old and have gone hundreds of miles through countless seasons. Mine are from Cabelas 15 years ago and are no longer made nor would I recommend products from there anymore. I've always heard great things about Red Wing boots and those will probably be my next purchase when these finally wear out. It's like everything though and things are not built like they used to be; they just don't last as long now.