Hmm, I'm either going to get some Carolina Shoe "Gold" series boots, or some Danner boots.
- Made in a country w/o child / unfair trade labor (that is to say, like most of the stuff on our goddamn Wal*Mart laden country's shelves). American/Union made a plus but not 100% necessary
- Well made, something that will last a few years.
I also need some sandals, but will probably drop $100 for German birks once I can confirm if they're still German. [EDIT: chibile confirms they're still German made out of German parts. Danke!]