I have had a Cabela's mid-rise hiking shoe for 5 years now and it has hundreds of miles on it!! I like to do walks/hikes that are 3-5 miles and I do them about 5 days a week when the weather is nice. Last summer I bought a different brand shoe and I can't get them broken in. They cause blisters to form around my ankles after 2 miles so I only wear them when I do loops around my street which is a half mile in case they start to hurt. If you do a lot of walking/hiking what brand shoe or boot that is waterproof is comfortable and lasts? Thanks!