I have been buying and wearing out boots for years, usually only get 3-4months out of a pair of rubber poop boots as I call them. My hogs and hens are all outside so I am always walking in mud, poop and more. They crack, split or get holes in the bottoms and I mean in know time. When I bought these I expected the same so I ordered 2 pair. The second pair are now my “show boots”. I wear them when I want to show off. The others are covered in mud, muck, poop and more but are holding on strong. I would buy them for a friend!