One of the best work shoes out there. I work in a machine shop and walk and stand on metal chips all day and the soles of these shoes hold up well. Expect to get a year or two of hard use from these Diehard shoes.
I have been buying these shoes for decades and I have noticed they don't last as long or feel as good as they used to.The material is cheaper an cracks. What a shame..go back to the old ways even if you have to charge a few dollars more.
They look real nice in the pictures. And for $90 it seemed like they would be very good quality. It's smoke, mirrors, and a little trading on the past reputation of this product and/or name. The shoes looked cheap right out of the box. I'm fairly certain the "full grain leather" is actually plastic coated leather. It's fairly thin leather as well. Whatever these shoes used to be, they're not now. Another Chinese success story...
This is the last time I will buy these shoes. I have used this shoe for over 25years.Yes they are now PLASTIC/vinyl and smell like plastic not real leather. Genuine leather uppers maybe inside but outside Plastic.
The store I went to had two different kinds one beat up pair and this one looked newer so I bought them. I will be returning them. I just wish that the big wigs at Sears could take the time and see some of there products and how bad they are getting. Could this be the reason that sears is going under? MADE IN USA IS A GOOD THING. MAKE IT HAPPEN.
The best work shoe for your feet, slip resistant and water proof. I work all day standing up and this is the only shoe I wear. I love the fact that I order online and get my shoes within a couple of days and no shipping fee. I recommend 100%.
We have been using this product for about 2 years now and we have to say that it's the best investment that we have Made for work, the durability and the price is what makes us keep on coming back.
My husband loves these shoes.He uses them for work,says they are comfortable.Last him a long time considering he wears them daily....
Still using it after some time. Does cause feet to sweat so get odor inserts.
This is a fairly decent and comfortably shoe. My husband wears them to work but they need to be replaced about every six months because the sole does not last. I'm glad they are on sale quite often because I do not think they are worth the full price.
I have tried many other shoes, I do not bother anymore. Stick with what you know works the best. Been wearing this shoe in Kitchen line of work for many years. Does not slip on floors. Soles are great, they do not have what most slip resistant shoes are known for, clogging up full of junk. These soles stay very clean in the kitchen, not filling up full grease and particles. This makes the end of your night easier than rinsing out you shoes. Would not wear any other shoe in the kitchen, besides they look great when speaking to the guests.
great shoe this 1st pair of 3rd gen die hard lasted 2 1/2 years wear 10 hours a day. 5 days a week and when doing side jobs on days off .10 pairs last 20 years + . I have wide feet EEE wide fits good for me I get 1/2 size bigger put in insole more comfort I stand 50 +hours a week on concrete or walk on rocks [off-road repair &recovery . you don't need insole shoe is good with out . but I pamper my self pamper my self
Worn very little, but after a couple of years soles break down and crumble and fall off in pieces
I'm in the delivery business and have worn Die Hard Oxfords for well over 20 years. They are kind of heavy but they protect your feet well on top and bottom. The leather uppers can be polished to a shine and have been put to the test with all kinds of weather, objects falling on my feet, and yes even dogs. The soles are very sturdy and support the arch very well. They don't have a lot of tread on them but I have never had a problem with that and I've walked in and stepped on about everything. It takes me about 8 months to wear a pair of these out. Even then the uppers are still holding up and the soles are in tact. I just get new ones because the inside of the shoe starts falling apart from getting wet and the tread on the soles get smooth from walking. Even then I use the old ones for working around the yard. I will continue to buy these until I retire or they stop selling them.
This is all I've bought in my entire working career (spanning 35+years). If you're looking for a shoe that will hold up in all weather, with daily use, I highly recommend.
My husband only buys his work shoes from Sears. They are priced well and hold up very good. Always happy with them.
The width of these plain toe diehard shoes are a great fit & not too loose or sloppy when tied.
My diehard steel toe oxfords have plenty of wiggle room for the toes however over time the leather stretches & the width becomes loose & sloppy when tied.
When I started buying these almost 30 years ago, they were made in Europe and were great. In recent years the quality has deteriorated. The first ones made in China weren't too bad but in the past few years they've become worthless. The soles on one pair started to revert from rubber to oil and a couple others had the soles fall off.
Tough and comfortable. Sears must NEVER discontinue this shoe!! I would have nothing to wear on the job.
Had a pair of the steel-toed version when I was in the Navy 20 years ago, working in steam propulsion plants. They were totally comfortable, although a little heavy.
Fast forward to now, civilian life: After several pairs, I've gotten tired of how "casual office shoes" (e.g. clark's) wear out -- soles don't have good traction to start with and only get worse, and the uppers stretch and fit poorly in about a year, and they're not resolable -- sooo, I thought I'd try getting away with a pair of these in my office and lab environment.
After six weeks, I've been totally happy with this shoe. Just as comfortable as I remember them (and, well, just as heavy, too.) In fact, I've worn them *every* day since I got them. My new balance "weekend shoes" have been collecting dust. They look like they'll wear as well as the ones I had back in shipboard life.
Granted, I spend most of my time on a tile floor, but the tread is as good as new. At the sale price (at which they seem to be sold most of the time,) they're >40% less than the Clarks.
The tread is not suited to mud. The shoe is well suited to shop/plant/warehouse work.
I have NOT been impressed with the shoelaces. The shrink-wrapped tips have NOT held up well at all. I need to either fuse the tips with a match or replace them already.
Somebody else in the thread mentioned Redwings. I've never had them, but their pricing starts at nearly FOUR times the price of these, so I think I never will have them. Anyone used to Redwings is slumming it, if they're looking at shoes under $200.
Pros: durability, comfort, value
Cons: weight, shoelaces
Also, don't mail-order these if you haven't tried them on before. Their 9 1/2W is way too small for my 9 1/2 EEE feet. Their 10W is way too big; their 10M fits nicely. YMMV.
great in the kitchen does not slip the inside wears out before the outside its a heavy shoe so some people dont like it