I bought these American Eagle desert boots:http://www.ae.com/web/browse/product...ctId=0212_4631
The quality is terrible. Not as in, "they're of acceptable quality so I'll call them terrible-terrible," they're actually terrible. Materials and construction are as low quality as you get. I don't mean to rip on AE, I post in the spirit of helpinf fellow SF'ers avoid the mistake I made.
Nonetheless, I might just keep them as beaters. Not such a good idea with rainy season coming up, he he.