So I am replacing my boots this year, I have had a pair of Bellville flight deck boots for over a decade, they are no longer waterproof and the soles are worn smooth. So I was looking at red wing's Irish Setters which led me to internet forums, and a lot of people keep saying meindl's are far superior. So I looked at them, found out they are a cabela's only thing here in the US and that perhaps the quality of workmanship was lowered to meet market demand. Here is my question, why all the love for them, while I do not doubt their comfort, they utilize glued on soles and and what appears to be very thin leather over synthetic materials, nothing wrong with that, but for the price, I find it strange, and I also find it strange that people will disparage red wing in favor of them, so I am curious, does cabela's give you free laces throughout the life of the boot? will cabelas clean and condition the boot when I bring them in over the life of the boot? will they replace the hardware for free when it wears out? Can the boots be resoled? Because these are all things that redwing offers, and I cant imagine a big box retailer offering the same thing?