Weinbrenner's Gary Borger designed made in U.S.A. they run about $130 dollars a *
pair but well worth it. They are comfortable for hiking and they will last two to three seasons which is probably average with your kind of time on the water. I am also hard on my boots and I do resole them after two seasons with a diy resoling kit that you can buy. I skimp on other gear sometimes but not on boots since that is the most important aspect of my equipment.
I've been looking for a dealer that sells these for a couple years now. Anybody know who sells them?