Red Wing makes a men's kitchen shoe, non-slip, oil and water resistant. I spray mine with the Red Wing silicone to give them an extra water-proofing layer. They last me about a yr and a half, but I've never gotten a pair re-soled. They take a month to break in, but the support and comfort is top-notch. I put Dr. Scholl's in mine after the first year, but I run them pretty hard. You might get 3 yrs out of a pair if you're not running around all the time.