This is a department issued shoe for my department. Being a smaller build guy and a runner I am not big on boots because they seem to heavy and bulky for me so these are my everyday wear. I got about 16 months of wear out of a pair before the bottom tread wore down and became too slick to wear. They broke in fine and were only stiff for the first week. I did have to replace the laces because the originally laces came apart. Overall I think they are a solid, good shoe. After a while the right tongue began to sag and slip towards the outside of the shoe.