Honestly, the best boots I've ever owned, by far, has been Dr Martens.
I've had these (yep, steel toed):
...for more than 15 years, and they're still as good as new. I haven't worn them all the time, but I haven't really taken care of them either. They used to be comfy, and in my most humble opinion, they look damned good if you like that industrial look. Which I admittedly do.
Why am I bringing this up? Well, I think my feet have grown sideways making...