Sure you can buy a cheap pair of boots every year.
Or you can buy a pair that will last you the rest of your life.
The Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot is handcrafted in the USA, supporting American workers and manufacturing. It’s made of premium leather from Horween Leather Company in Chicago, Illinois. With a classic leather outsole and a Vibram® heel from Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Even the flat waxed cotton laces are from Landrum, South Carolina.
Just like you, this boot gets better with time as you can resole the boot for years of wear.