I have had a pair of Georgia work boots since 2011, worn them 5+ times a week during this whole time and still have them. The sole is wearing from the bottom up and not splitting. They are electrician rated (good for me cause I weld a-lot) and very comfortable. I'm very hard on them (kneeling, squatting, climbing on rough surfaces) and they don't care! They may be ugly but the have lasted! I might keep them another year, or I might get a new pair as the soles are getting chewed up.
Why not just get them resoled? IIRC Red Wing will do so for $80.
I'm with Ox, I replace mine every year or sooner. It keeps me away from the foot doctor, and his recurring charges and cortisone shots. My feet sweat profusely and any boot interior is corroded and compressed (takes a painful set) long before the sole or leather upper is even half worn. Insulation and padding is also a no no for my situation. What I find best is a firm solid support, without man made materials in the inside (all natural) and some good orthopedic insole supports that are replaced about every 6 months. They always let me know when they need changing, cause at the end of a 16 hour day they wont shut up.Age and treachery have shown me that a boot is not necessarily still good as long is doesn't have holes through the leather or sole anymore. My feet are now making me replace otherwise good boots at the year mark. Sooner if I get too many large 6's and 9's in the sole from the boring mill or big lathe. It appears that I need a stiffer floor pan these days.
Dredging up a 5 year old post as a first time posting, along with a glowing report
with a linky….SPAMMER !