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.
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.
Nice quality materials but too uncomfortable for my feet.
My husband got these for work but they are so comfortable he has been wearing them when we go out.
Ok i have bought many work shoea before and these are the worst. I wore them for 4 hours and the soles came off the shoes.
I was only using these for yard work. Waste
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.
He has always enjoyed purchasing these shoes. He has owned these types of shoes for the past 12 years. He like them because they are sturdy and they don't peel off or scrap that easy.
good for the price
I've been buying these works shoes for years now. They are enormously comfortable since they run large and wide. Like many guys I have wide feet and very few shoes come wide enough. These shoes don't require any difficult break in period. They take paste polish well so they are easy to maintain. My last pair still have a year or so left in them, but Sears had them on sale so I scooped up another pair. Shipping was quick and easy too.
They're well worth the $95.00, but watch the ads because I got them on sale for $47.50. All leather construction with stitched down soles that can be replaced, in other words not disposable like a lot of other shoes. Tough enough for hard work, but they look good with a uniform or even a suit or tuxedo if need be. They take a polish really well. Because they're not fabric lined they're roomy, a $2.00 set of pads took care of that. An definite staple in any working gentleman's wardrobe.
The left shoe squeeks whe I walk... Good comfortable shoe. I believe it is the steel shank in the left shoe that is squeeking. A real nuciance and embarassing.
Diehard work shoe hold up for the man that has the job that puts a lot of stress on the shoe . It holds up through it all
I've previously worn this shoe. This time the shoe ordered came with a less then wide toe box. I don't know why the dozing changed but had to return the shoes.
Bought 2 pairs Terrible quality, sole deteriorated to rubber mush and literally fell off. They sat more than they were used and when used never in a hostile environment Tried to get Sears to make it right but they don't seem to care anymore.
Long lasting Sole
Topline Collar (or Cuff) Cracks Wears out prematurely.
Price increased to $95 and shoe quality stayed the same.