I am so frustrated. I have read a previous thread where someone was looking for some new boots and there were a lot of great suggestions, but I'm looking for something a little different. In the post it was stated that it would be best to buy "Made in the USA" and I totally agree, not just because the quality is generally better, but also because I like to support usa companies instead of japan, china, vietnam, etc. I have had many boots and shoes that were imported. I don't know what kind of glue they use, but it must be water soluble because after a couple trips through a wet field, the shoes fell apart and/or the soles came apart. Back in the day, lets say in the 90's, Rocky boots were pretty good. They had a decent warranty back then. When I now search for Rocky boot reviews, I find that many people have issues with the soles coming apart, cracking, or turning into a jelly like substance that would literally glue them to the floor when stored for any length of time. What I'm looking for----- 1. My price range is no more than 150 bucks. 2. Preferably no steel toe, I like light footwear. 3. Preferably an 8 inch boot. 4. Preferably made in usa, but will buy imported as long as they are durable and good quality. I would like soles that are stitched on instead of glued around the toe as I have had too many boots/shoes that the rubber would peel off, but if someone has had a good experience with non-stiched soles, that would be ok as well. 5. I'm using these boots while cutting firewood but also for hunting. Logger type boots look too heavy and I don't really like the high heels that many of them have. 6. Waterproof and preferably insulated. I have no problem finding a good boot, but I can't afford 2 or 300 bucks. I would like boots to last forever but I realize that is a pipedream. If I can get a couple years out of a pair I'm happy considering my price range. I have looked at redwing, rocky, matterhorn, carhart, etc and just can't find anything that appeals to me. As of now, I like the looks of irish setters from cabelas, anyone have experience with them?... years ago I had pretty good luck from Herman Survivors, being a cheap boot I was happy, but I don't think they make them any longer... If you had 100 bucks, and could "borrow" a few more 20's from a friend, and wanted what I am looking for, and would be happy if they lasted 2 years, what would you buy? I can't believe the price of boots today! Think hunting boots friends.. thx in advance.