I like the wide toe box on Keen's. Have a pair of really worn out shoes of theirs (sorta like sandals with mesh in the sides, wide toe box, and bungee lace system with cord-lok). The model I have is of course discontinued.I'm a fan of keen. 8 hours on concrete, and no issues.
Lacing up is a PITA?Wolverine is the only boot work or not the fits my foot. I wear a 12 4EE and have a high instep. I go through boots 2 or 3 times a year. Maybe I work too much orjustdrag my feet. I've tried other brands and just no luck. Lace up forme is a pain in the butt, but good for others.
The insoles are crap in about 2 weeks on wolverines, but I'm limited on what fits my feet and available. I don't like this square toe look on newer boots. U-toe is the only thing that gives my toes room.Takes less than a month for me to trash a pair of Wolverines. Less than 2 to trash a pair of Carolinas. The 8" Thoroughgood boots I have on right now have been on my feet 2/3s of every day for at least a year and a half now. And my old pair is over there in the corner with nothing wrong with them other than they're old and my company pays $150 towards new ones so... The only US, union made boot.
That reminds me, I should probably get a new pair.