I have worked in the construction industry for 13 years. I have worn just about every brand of work boot out there. Let me be the first to tell you: these Chippawa boots are simply the best steel toe workbook I have ever put on. Not only do they look great, but they are like a sock on your foot right out of the box! They don't have the bulky toe like other steel toe boots have and the lace to toe assures good ankle support. I do as much walking as 10 miles per day on the job. These boots are just as comfortable as walking shoes. I have also had lots of compliments since the first day I wore them. From airport security to contractors on the job. I can simply say that I have nothing negative to say about these boots. Some may say there a little pricey, but you get what you pay for! If you want style, comfort, and durability then these boots are a no brainer!