Have had these boots for almost a year now and they are still holding up real nicely. I work in solar both on the ground and on the roof, comp shingle and concrete tile. Previous boots always ware out on the toe are because your crouching most of the time but these still have very good tread. Steal toe is also nice and doesn't hurt or bother in anyway. and I like the black although they eventually turn into a more of a grayish over time. Good ankle support when laced to the top and are very comfortable after all day use, just need to change the inserts after they ware out. Over all great boots of top quality and these are my first timberlands for work and I would buy and recommend again plus they're timberlands.