I am in the market for a
great pair of "work"/all around shoes. My last pair were Red Wings model 8700 and were given to me by someone that tried them and did not like them, they lasted about 5 years of everyday use (seriously the only shoes I wore beside my work boots for actual physical work around the house). The sole finally cracked on them and my feet started getting wet, after a week of going through denial I finally went shoe shopping. I went to the Red Wing store in our town and it did not look like they had them, and we walked in and the clerk did not acknowledge us the whole time we were looking, so we left. This put me on a quest to find a shoe that will last me the rest of my life (or at least 10 years, then I will only have to buy a couple of more pairs the rest of my life). I am a construction project manager, so I am on construction sites quite often and also very active so I ask a lot of my shoes. I may go with the Red Wings, not sure, but thought I would do some research before I purchased anything. I came across Kuru and they look good, does anyone have any suggestions?
Here is a link to the Red Wings http://www.redwingshoes.com/footwear/filter-Slip-On
Here is a link to the Kuru http://www.kurufootwear.com/mens-shoes/kivi-mens.html?color=Black-Leather
Please let me know your thoughts.