Well decided to give these boots a try, and I'm glad I did. Have been pleasantly surprised. Comfortable out of the box, no break in required, and after a year of wearing them to work, are holding up GREAT, no noticeable wear or separations, very high quality materials used. I don't know what the bottom is made out of, but it must be some kind of super material, has an awesome grip but doesn't seem to wear!
Very disappointed with product they claim to be a no slip shoe but apparently not true, I bought them to use at work and the first week of using them I had a very bad fall. I do not recommend this product if your working in the restaurant business. Thanks Jesse