I love these shoes. I paid more for these than for any of my other safety toe work shoes...they are definately worth it. the leather is beautiful, thick, and excellent quality, and excellent finish. I've dinged them a few times and the leather hasn't scratched or scraped or anything. I've worn them for 2 weeks, about 12 hours a day and they are still very comfortable and supportive. After 2 weeks, I usually toss the cheaper shoes that I've purchased. I will definately purchase these again. They arived early and in excellent shipping condition.