These shoes are the best ever. I had two previous pairs that I have been using since 2009. These shoes last a long time, hence the name Die Hard. I also bought a pair for a relative and I know he will be extremely happy. I have been using and buying Die Hard shoes going on 13 years. They have excellent craftsmanship and are affordabl. I used to buy similar looking shoes from other brands that were slightly cheaper but after about 6-8 months they were worn beyond expectation.
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.
With red wings over $200 for a pair of shoes , I'll be able to buy 3 pair of Sears shoes for the same price. That's value!!!
I ordered these online, needed a narrow shoe, website only had medium & wide. I received a wide pair sized 10. They looked clownish on my feet, these were returned for a refund. No one in customer service could tell me why if I ordered a medium, I was shipped a wide....and if wide was the only option, why could I order a medium.... I found a NIB pair on ****, sized 10 standard width. They were new, and identical to the pair i recieved from Sears. To make a long story short they lasted about 8 blocks on my walk with my dog. Actually they fell apart 4 blocks from home, and I walked back in ruined shoes. They heels disintegrated. Junk. I have had these shoes in the past, but those were American made and lasted for years. Now since I got these off of **** I am out the money and can't return them. Had Sears stocked more that one width perhaps they could have found a pair that would hold up.
I am a person who does not watch the conditions when I go out in these shoes. Hence they get wet, muddy etc. I have worn this shoe for years, they hold up real well to everything!
The shoe is sturdy, great non-slip sole and good overall value. The comfort is pretty good as well. The only downside is the shoe is kind of heavy for the size.
These shoes are the only ones that I have found over the years that the soles will outlast the uppers. They are a tad heavy, but that's because they are made to last.
The tongue is not padded and literally chaffed and cut the inside of my foot. Will never buy shoes with "unpadded" tongues again.
I wore the steel-toed version of these when I worked in a steam plant in the Navy, and they were unbelievably comfortable & durable.
Nowadays I'm in an office. I got this version about 3 years ago, and they've been as comfortable. Granted, I'm not in a steam plant, but I do spend 100% of my time standing 3 days/week.
- I used to get a big callous on one heel with the steel-toe shoe. Never figured out why, since nothing obvious rubbed me or caused discomfort of any kind.
- I've been taking the soft-toed pair off, not by untying them, but by stepping on the back heel of each shoe & pulling my foot out. Big mistake, as the stitching holding the sole to upper of 1 shoe finally gave out. As it was the (pretty heavy gauge) thread that gave, and not the material, I'd've figured a cobbler could mend it. Apparently not, or I need to find a more capable cobbler service.
So, the fate of the soft-toed pair is unfortunate (& frustrating, even if it is my fault,) but for the mileage I've gotten from them, I figure they're still a pretty good deal.