I wear out a pair of Vibram soles in a maximum of two years. How many times have you resoled these Danners? Mind you, I'm not doubting that they're good boots, I'm just trying to compare the value to the Wesco's I'm wearing now, as I can rarely resole them more than once. I do firefighting and logging among other things. Heat is hell on boots.
Ok, I admit I take care of them and only wear them
hunting, clean them at the end of the season, sno-seal
them put stretchers in and pack them up til next year.
For work I wear RedWing steel toe shoes and I get about
two years out of a pair, back when I was doing fabrication
and red iron. They are pricier than others but are what
I’ve found works best, like Carhart or Filson.
In my firefighting days (mid-1970s to mid-1980s), I always wore Danner Smokejumpers. I usually didn’t get them resoled, though, because one good season would generally ruin the uppers. Heat is, indeed, hell on boots. It wasn’t just the Danners, either; those who wore expensive Whites and the like didn’t seem to get any more life out of a pair.