I am going to say if you have the money Whites Boots are the best bar none. A lot of times I don't have the money so I tend to go with Danners. I used to live near their outlet store so I got factory seconds real cheap. I put my boots through hell. I work in the desert about 50/50 between brush and concrete. So in the brush it's dirt, rocks, cactus, and mesquite. I used the Ft. Lewis model Mostly. Plus the boot will polish up nice and shiny with very little work. I would also recommend the boots by Converse. They too have held up. I wouldn't go with 5.11 boots the cactus ate them up and the soles were chewed away by the concrete. They lasted about 9 months before they were toast. They at least were the most comfortable.