Have worked in manufacturing for 25 years and could never find a work shoe that would hold up. Last year I learned about Keen work shoes and I'm so glad I did! The outer part of the shoe has held up perfectly for a year and a half now. No other shoe made it past the 1 year mark. Just recently the footbeds needed to be replaced and Keen made that a breeze with removable and replaceable footbeds. My Keens feel like brand new again!