Good boots ain't cheap, and cheap boots ain't good...
No matter which industry you work in, the following is always true: you do the hard work, and your boots cop the punishment!
Unfortunately The mad scientists who are busy creating the newest work boot technology have not yet come up with a pair of immortal boots, so expect them to one day need replacing. If you want to delay the inevitable, you have to take care of your boots as if they were your first-born child.
generally find that you can expect your boots to last between 1-3 years under rough conditions, depending on how hard your working, and how you treat them!
As time goes on the inevitable will start to happen and you will find your work boots will begin to age.
When they age they will start become dry and stiff, and cracks will start to appear. Don't stress- you will get plenty of wear time out of them yet, so once this happens, its time to start using a leather conditioner.
Put simply, leather is skin, dead skin, so as it ages, it must be cared for and moisturized, or conditioned.
Doing this will give it flexibility, and this will stop cracking and drying, meaning you will get plenty more yards out of your beloved work boots.
So once your boots start getting a little dry and cracked, start using a conditioner every 2 weeks, applying it the same way you would use a waterproofing wax (find out here).
If you follow the above steps, there is no reason why you shouldn't get up to 3 years, or even more, out of your work boots. As we say, Good boots ain't cheap- so take care of your investment and they will protect your feet for years to come.