I'm extremely picky about what goes on my feet. In the Marine Corps., we are issued Bates Durashocks & Belleville 500 series. These boots feel like having a brick attached to the bottom of my feet. I've never had any luck with them, even though I use good insoles and socks...
I've spent a lot of money trying out different boots. My favorite boots are:
PROs: comfortable after break-in, laced to toe, heavy duty, American made, & recraftable
CONs: heavy, expensive, heel slippage (had to insert heel cups)
PROs: lightweight, literally no breaking-in, feels like a running shoe, comfortable, American made
CONs: expensive, not as durable, not laced to toe, not USMC authorized for garrison
Available here: http://www.usstandardissue.com
I will never, ever let issued boots touch me again!!
What's your favorite pair of boots?