These boots are great for the average fair weather day hiker because they are entry level priced and are very comfortable. If you live in a rainy area or hike in the winter (hello Cascadia), do not expect the Gore-tex to hold up for more than a year because they will start leaking.
If you only wear them to walk the dog in the rain, then they should last years. For those of you who do more than 40 miles a month (10 miles a week) they will not last that long. But they will be super comfortable until they finally give out.