I think the quality of these boots is better than most. The soles are more substantial than many that I've tried on or owned, although we'll see how long it lasts. So far they've been comfortable and provided some support. I work in a brewery tasting room with sometimes wet concrete floors and on my feet all day. The boot shafts are loose, but easy to pull on and for pant legs to tuck into. For the price, I'd say these are reasonable, good boots.