Surprised to hear this. I have two pair. My Pa has owned many and swears by em. Please note, this is only the USA made models. The first were Iron Rangers I could wear to my desk job (business casual). Took 3-4 months to break in and I had bad blisters prior to then; almost gave up on em. Afterwards, they have been the most comfortable boots I've owned. Had em 6 years (wore em almost everyday for 4 years) and wouldn't trade em for the world. I also have a pair of 11 inch NailSeat boots (Pecos) that fit perfect and no issues after one week. My favorite pair of pull on/western style boots I've ever had. Have worn them almost everyday for a year. Both are USA made and great leather from what I reckon. A little oil/wax treatment and they are supple and come back to life. I know a few people that have had issues but it was mostly due to having too wide of feet for the boot they bought. Or folks that bought a size they wear in tennis shoes but is too big in Red Wing boot sizing. I wear size 11 in most other shoes but for Red Wing I had to buy 10's.