I bought the original crossfire boots seven years ago. I just changed the soles for the second time. Don't mind spending extra money when the vendor sales replacement parts for several years. Ive broken 1 strap and lost a hinge clip in a bad head on crash with another bike.Had several hard crashes over the years and these boots have held up amazingly well.My care for these boots consist of putting them in the garage after riding,let the mud dry.Take them out next time bang them together a couple of time to knock mud off and wear them. They are still waterproof.I am just a weekend trail rider.Gone through several pairs of cheaper boots in the past 30 years. Will definitely buy another pair of crossfires when these wear out.You wont be disappointed.