I'm tellling you the toughest work boots I ever owned were from Wal Mart. My last pair I worked in for 4 years, wore the soles completely slick, and they wouldn't fall apart. Finally a couple weeks ago while I was working in Jacksonville they started talking to me (sole speparated at the toe), so I bought a new pair. I do tile work, so the toes catch hell a lot, they are soaked all the time and generally abused. I can't believe how tough they were. The best thing is they set me back $19.96. They are called "Work Load".