I have an Old School pair of Magnums that I've had for the past...Ooo...7-8 years. Just had to replace the sole and that's it. Some minor splits in the seaming and where the boot meets the sole, but nothing that I didn't fix with some Shoe Goo.
I just got a Pair of Bates Department of Defence Cold Weather boots. Gortex, 8" boots. Fit beautifully. Not steel toed, unfortunately, but I'm actually going to enjoy not having them in the winter and for kneeling.
Cheap bastards too! They're flipping all their stock so they're super cheap right now. Good stitching and Vibram soles! Woo!
Some people call them Terrorists. These boys have simply been...misguided.