Until I came to the Carhartt site, I did not realize that these were hiking boots. I purchased them in Philly, thinking that they were "Work Boots" and brought them to northern Japan. Within the first week of wearing [May 2016], I snapped/ripped the mid-ankle plastic eyelets out of one boot, which was a disappointing drag. But after that, these boots have withstood farm work, landscaping, and hiking through farm dust, streams, torrential rain, mud, and now heavy snow. These boots have performed like champions, taking a beating but never failing. Even though the Bisons are not "Winter Boots", strictly speaking, I wear them in place of another company's boots that are supposedly rated for -40C [brand sounds like Comic, don't fall for their marketing BS]. The Bisons hold up pretty well in the snow for an hour or two, but eventually the cold seeps in. I came to the Carhartt site today looking for thicker insulated boots [with metal eyelets] which I would buy on my next trip to the States. Pros: - Leather uppers are very durable and resist dirt, water, oil, mud, rain and snow - Composite Toe does its job - Sole is very securely attached tot he upper - Comfortable enough to wear all day - Fairly light in weight Cons: - Plastic Eyelets [don't pull too hard!] - Tongue is only water resistant, you can run through a stream, but don't stay too long
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Great working shoe
Herminio Almonte (NY, US)
???? nothing to dislike you'll be happy with this product