My son is 27 and has been diabetic for half his life. He works on his feet all day and when he’s not working he’s either hiking or hunting. He’s also got damaged Achilles’ tendons. It’s important that he’s got safe, comfortable and high quality footwear at work and in the Bush . He says he absolutely loves the boots . From my perspective they appear to have all the bases covered in terms of safety and they were the ones that I researched that looked like the ankle support was the most robust. They look rugged and the anti slip sole is good for wet and icy surfaces. I added some sheep’s wool inserts for extra comfort. I think I need a pair now!