If you want leather and are going to clean and treat them, then I like Meindl boots. They need cleaning and reasonably regularly waxing. My first pair remained waterproof for 10yrs. The sole still has viable tread but the tops are well worn and cracked now. The sole did separate a year back but a local real shoe repair shop was able to glue it for just £3. Still holding together and I use them for walking dog now when the WX is really bad. I have another pair of Meindl Burma Pro in use for 4 years now and have started breaking in another pair. I’m a diabetic and need to take great care of my feet… I can’t get new feet so spending money on decent boots and SOCKS is money well spent. Having another par of boots ready is great for SOTA expeditions when you’re away from home for a few days and you end up with a thoroughly sodden pair.
I’ve had 2x Karrimor KSB and 1x Karrimor Mid boots. The mid boot is a glorified training shoe and isn’t waterproof despite what the label says. Comfy but useless tread. 3x Lanzarote summits and 2x French summits and they were smooth. No cushioning in the footbed. Still worn but not “off road”
The first pair of KSB split after 10months, replaced under warranty. This is after various foreign holidays SOTAing. The replacement have lasted well being used in France, Czech Repb., Poland, Gran Canaria and Feurteventura. However, 9kms of volcanic rock track shredded the soles and they look tired now. Not waterproof. Use for dog walking in better WX.
North Face Hedgehogs. Training shoe but real Goretex, real Vibram sole. These retail for silly money £140 I think but an outlet shop had them for £50 in last year’s colours. Ripped the vendors arms off at that price. Fully waterproof, amazing grip and supremely comfortable. Stunning piece of footwear and maybe when these wear out, I’ll pay full price I’m that impressed.