Hello Everyone! I've been wanting to buy a pair of Red Wing boots for a long time but they sure are not cheap! I have been looking at the Red Wing 2211: http://www.redwingshoes.com/productdetails.aspx?prodid=1145 My local store has them on sale for $179.99 While I was at the Red Wing store they offered to "fit" me for a pair so if I decided to buy them I would know the size. The size they determined felt pretty snug on my foot, but they told me they should be a little snug when brand new and they would quickly form to fit my foot after wearing them. Should they fit that snug when new? They told me my foot shouldn't be free to move around in a properly fitted work boot. My question for all of you Red Wing boot owners......If I take good care of them by keeping them oiled, how long can I expect them to last? I'm not going to abuse them, I have a pair of boots I wear at work. I just want a nice pair of insulated boots I can wear here in Minnesota during the winter. Also.....how do you like your Red Wings? Many thanks for the information and comments!