Bought a pair of these in mid December of 2012 at the local Wal-Mart. Admittedly, I was first attracted to the stylish look of the boot and the value price of less than $50.00 was excellent. I always look for a boot that will accommodate my working environment and needs, so long lasting durable soles, waterproof, safety toe & oil/slip resistant are all must haves. I am on my feet for 10hrs a day or more so comfort and fit are also essential. The Brahma Rosston delivered great results for the first four months when suddenly, I noticed the rubber on the soles were starting to separate from the traction on the bottom of both boots. The upper part of the boot has held up quite well in comparison but upon a closer inspection of the boot, I noticed that the entire outer sole on the bottom had become extremely soft. The boot officially failed me back in May 2013 when large parts of the outsole would simply wear away and come off completely, leaving no support or protection from the elements. A couple of times I had pebbles and stones get caught up in between the holes of the remaining rubber and since the outsoles had become so soft, It felt like I stepped on them barefoot. My worst experience was when stepping into the smallest amount of water would cause my entire socks and feet to become soaked. Normally, I could get at least 6 months out of a boot before this happens, (Herman Survivors), and even then, the leaking starts out small and gets worse over time. With the Brahma Rosston however, Once the outsoles start to wear away, there is a very short window of time before they have absolutely NO PROTECTION from stepping in water...even a small puddle will send rushing water inside resulting in soaked socks up to the ankles. I can even remove the insole and peek through the holes on the bottom because apparently, there is NO midsole. These boots are best for working inside with minimal or no contact with wet conditions. If you work in the sun outside on hot asphalt and frequent water or other elements, This boot will last you 4-5 months. Don't expect the outsoles to hold up to harsh conditions.
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