Nothing wrong with bragging about a well made product that has served you well. The older made in USA Redwings are awesome boots! I still have a 10 year old pair that are going strong and as comfortable as some of my sneakers. I expect them to last another 10. However, I hear that the quality has been going down recently and that the newer versions (within the last 5-7 years) have issues. Some reviews online seem to reflect this.