I see a few posters like Blundstones.
I had a pair of Blundstones that had to be well over 5 years old.
I took really good care of them and liked to gig wearing them.
I noticed the soles were starting to crumble.
I contacted Blundstone and they told me to send pics.
I did and they sent me a brand new pair to replace them.
They asked me to destroy the old pair by cutting out the elastics and sending them a pic.
I did,and that was even after I had received the new ones.
Now that's a company who makes a quality product and stands behind it.
Boots? I have a pair of Bean boots, but only wear them to shovel snow. When I can't talk my wife into doing it.
For me, it's Birkenstocks all year long. I have three pair, and rotate them, with one pair at a time being sent out to be rebuilt every couple years. I've worn nothing else for about fifteen years. At this point I can't imagine wearing an actual lace-up shoe or trail runner.
When I used to long distance hike, I used New Balance trail runners. They were good for about 1200 miles.
For work I wear cheapie Texas Steer side zip. They usually get too dirty to wear long before they wear out.
I have a pair of custom peanut brittle lizard cowboy boots that aren’t roach killers, but still pointed, with #9 heels.
Because I haven’t worn real shoes/boots for so long there is no way I can get my fat, flat feet into them. If I did I’m pretty sure they would have to be cut off my feet