I have had two pairs of these boots now. The first pair lasted me For (4) years. they were great. I had great wear, no eyelet problems, they performed well; feet kept warm and dry no matter what the weather was doing. I then replaced them with a second pair, not so good. After two month's, the eyelets started breaking, the soles are wearing fast with small chunks falling off at a time. I only wear these while in short sleeves and go to the 8" Danner Striker II boots while in long sleeves. Both pairs were comfortable but I am looking to replace this pair with a boot from another manufacturer after only (1) year. "Sorry Danner"