Im on the hunt and frustrated as shit! In the last three months I bought two different pairs from two decent brands and have been let down immensly. I first purchased: Clarke "Roar" Chukkas and after two weeks had burned a hole clear through the soft rubber sole Walking about a mile a day in them. Clarkes took them back no problem. Im now wearing a pair of Wolvering Heritage Chukka sold through Eddie Bauer. When I purchased them (online) I assumed wrongly they were made in the USA seeing as the were "Heritage" and Wolverine still makes some in the USA. They are a handsome pair of boots and I was fairly keen on them until I went to put them on this morning, after having had them for two months, and the pull strap shredded off. Will return them when Im home. Im looking for a boot that looks good with jeans , masculine but not like I just came into town from a logging camp. Old school but not faux distressed hipster boots. Slip ons okay but I would look one hell of a poser in any cowboy styles. I like mids and chukkas no more than 7 lace eyes. Preferably made in the USA that wont break the bank...what say ye?