Don't wear the same pair day in and day out and they will!
I've noticed that my Kangaroo Comfort Craftsman will need a resole next time the heal rubbers wear out. Prices from RMW are -
Full Re-Sole and Heel - $165.00
Full Re-Last - $220.00
I checked and I purchased them in May 2012 - so it will be six years by the time it is done ...
In other news my daughter visited on the weekend. She was wearing a beaten up, heel worn out paid of Timberland boots. She went home with some RMW Comfort Turnout boots, 'seconds' at $349 but still magnificent!
I think with brown it is really important to get the right pair first time, black with blue jeans is pretty damn easy. I saw a really nice pair of brown Doc Martins the other day but at over 2 fiddy its a costly decision, my black Doc Martins are an easy choice.