I've had these boots for about 2 years now, but they've rarely been used for what they were made for. I generally don't wear boots very often, but Atlanta's ugly weather prompted me to wear them today. Red Wings have always been one of my favorite boots. The structure and simplicity of this shoe is undeniable. After wearing them today, I've decided to break them in a little by adding them to my rotation of shoes for the rest of the winter.