The problem with this is, as you guessed, many products claim they are made with fine craftsmanship but then fail.
I purchased a pair of Blundstone Boots, made in Australia, known to be the durable workboot for all. I bought the very expensive men's workbook expecting this 49 year old woman should be able to pull off using them for a while. What I discovered that it wasn't long after owning them and nicely breaking in the leather that the sole began to disintegrate. The rubber bottom literally began to peel apart.
I of course love these boots so I tried to super-glue them closed, that didn't last long. I tried wearing them with the sole flapping about and it would catch on things (this is how much I love these boots). Finally, I realized I would have to settle for another pair of shoes I owned until I could find a remedy.
I went onto the Blundstone website and yes, they still claim they are the most DURABLE and most comfortable boot ever made. Yes on the comfortable - amen and absolutely
Here I am relaxing in my home with my favorite boots. This was taken last year. I would wear them all the time and everywhere.
So now here I am, trying to fix my boots and find a solution. I think, Blundstone is a great brand, I will contact them to determine if they can re-sole my boots. I put up a post on Twitter.
@BlundstoneAU So, so sad to have my very favorite boots fall apart. Glued 2x and no they are unwearable. Any repair solutions? #blundstone
So that was that. By the time you break in their wonderful leather upper - the boot will probaby disintegrate.
So bummed out about this. Who makes quality solid boots that can hold up with every day activity these days?