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.
He has always had the brown Diehard. He would like to try the black. The only complaint I have is you have backed off salespeople and it is difficult toget help. The person whom helped me was very good. Ask in a couple of weeks how he likes them. Has worn the others for over 8 years
I've wore these for many years, usually buy 3 pair when on sale. Finally wore out my last pair & bought 2. The quality is not even close to my older ones, same problems as posted by others here - thick insert makes same size too tight on top of foot, thin tongue & stiching rubs foot, left shoe tighter than right. I really liked these shoes but can't wear what they make now, had to return them.
I have been buying the Sears Die Hard Shoe for over 25 years. Because it was the best shoe for my job. They would last a year or better and the warranty backed it up. In recent years I have noticed the quality diminishing and the warranty following. The last two pair of shoes I tried to buy had an insole insert instead of the sewn in leather sole. The insole decreased the allowable foot volume in the shoe which does not allow me to use this shoe any longer. This has caused me to now be in the market for a shoe whose quality equals what the Die Hard shoe used to be. Sears choose to pursue a higher profit margin instead of customer satisfaction. For this reason, they have lost my business.
I wear this at work in a restaurant kitchen and also while bartending. This shoe is durable, does not track mud into the business (due to the smooth sole), does not slip and looks great.
Here is the thing that situation which really proved the worth of the shoe to me: Yesterday, I was trying to make an airline connection in Detroit airport. My arriving flight was late and due to this, I was likely to miss my connecting flight if I were to take the airport tram or travel between concourses by walking.
My only option was to run; full sprint. And run I did — 3/4 of a mile between concourses with a small backpack on. Later while thinking about the run, I realized that I had run a full sprint in these Diehards — they never held me back. They felt like a running shoe.
I am buying a second pair
I've been buying Sears DieHard work shoes for over 40 years. Unfortunately, the quality keeps going down. More than likely, this is my last pair of DieHards.