guess they are a good company, there fire boots are worn by most fireman in the country, the other slip-on that most other fire dept. wear are redback's http://www.redbackboots.com/
not usa made but a really great boot,
my 2 cents on this is not price , COO or Manufacture, its the quality ,if its a wearable product and the longevity of the product, i know I'm going to get flamed on this but..... being made in the USA just does not mean what it did even 10 years ago. a quality product is a quality product . I work in a lot of grease and ink and really use my boots hard, the most on good set i get 6 months to 10 months out of a pair.The red wings i used to buy were the worst, yes usa made and wear out was unreal just fall apart in 4 months. until now was buying sears diehard's ( various COO's )was getting the 10 months out of them, and comfort was not bad, but I was buying the wrong size for my foot,
yes get your shoe size checked every years it does change.
Some of my friends wear converse boots, so I went to Penn- Lee foot wear got my size and bought a set to try there great not usa made but feel great and are working good too will see how the longevity is on this boot