I am yet to find an Australian made boot that can stand against the American Red Wing boot. Especially this high top lace up. Sure we make great work boots like Blundstones, but although these are tough work boots, but when your climbing over rugged terrain there isn't anything as supportive for ankles like these bad boys from the US. I had a trip to the US last year for some work and bought these 'work boots' with the intention of using them primarily for hunting. They're comfortable even after a long day out in the bush and they seem durable especially after a few good sessions with bee's wax polish as a waterproofing agent. If someone knows an Aussie brand doing something similar please let me know. Now I have a second pair, I know the correct size and I'll just keep buying them when I need them. Nothing like good quality that you have confidence that it will last.